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Fracking Discussion Was Biased

April 4, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: I attended the ‘‘Fracking in N.Y.S.’’ meeting held in the library in Jamestown on Thursday, March 21....

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Apr-09-13 11:44 AM

I could have sworn that the deal included a tax "break" for those earning up to $300,000. --hopefully some of those "large land owners" are included in that group.

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Apr-08-13 9:34 AM

The only thing large land owners get in NY State is bigger taxes. I don't blame them for not wanting to farm anymore, but fracking to make a buck and possibly endanger the environment is beyond reasonable. I do listen to scientific facts Catman, but I listen to both sides. Only thing as bad as fracking is Land Banking. Oh Catman, the end is near. :)

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Apr-06-13 11:29 AM

Gemni - I propose a question to yours: if some of these people read those, wouldn't you think they would change their view to a more objective analysis.

It's circular - they thumb you down because they are idiots and they are idiots on account of thumbing you down.

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Apr-06-13 11:28 AM

"Looks like Mrsgio has 6 or 7 up for each comment as does local14701,sueanne and maddog."

You analyze information incorrectly. And late to the game, at that.

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Apr-05-13 9:00 PM

Gemini, I have learned that some people disagree with you no matter what you say...just because of your screen name or because they have disagreed with things you wrote previously in post. I choose not to even look at those because it doesn't matter the total number of agrees or disagrees. Just state you opinions or facts and move on. Guarantee I get at least 5 disagrees on this post......

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Apr-05-13 2:23 PM

Just curious...sueanne was asking for unbiased websites that talked about water contamination from wells...I posted two along with the list of chemicals used in fracking and I got 2 disagrees...why? Both are from reputable sources...I mean how can one disagree with the PA dept of environmental resources?

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Apr-05-13 8:40 AM

sueanne-for your edification, I have [1] not commented on this topic--[2]responded only when mrs. gio accused me of posting under another username-4-4-13@2:10pm--[3] have no other username- [4] have not attempted to silence anyone........

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Apr-05-13 6:16 AM

Fracking has other impacts beyond what has been debated here. Certainly it does add jobs and boosts the economy in the communities it enters, however there's a downside too, as witnessed in the Wellsboro, PA area. In my opinion, that quaint little town was ruined when frackers were there. Fracking is a dirty, muddy job....and this dirt is carried from the field to the towns the workers stay in. Muddy tire tracks everywhere; restaurants, stores, and motel rooms dirtied up by men who have worked in muddy fields all day; winding and narrow rural roads lined with massive trucks that impact the safety and ease of travel; the upheaval of land; the constant noise of trucks & machinery disrupting the peace and quiet of the countryside; and close-knit communities now filled with large groups of strangers who don't share the same level of respect for their temporary town. Fracking alters a community in good and bad ways - both sides of the debate should acknowledge that.

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Apr-04-13 9:54 PM

Has anybody commenting on this board seen Frack Nation?

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Apr-04-13 9:46 PM

Google " well water contaminated by fracking " and you will get a list of them to look through. Some may be biased but most of them are not. I bet that the pro fracking commenters have to not been to a presentation not sponsored by the gas industry.

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Apr-04-13 8:01 PM

I do care about the environment and if fracking has caused water wells to be contaminated, i want the proof and of course, i would be against it. But i cant find a reliable unbias source that proves it.

I have asked over and over for proof, just a web site and got nothing but watch a movie made by pro anti fracking zealots.

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Apr-04-13 7:52 PM

Mrs Gio, Thank you for your support and your opinions, dont ever let people like gio silence you. We need to stick together and voice our opinions regardless of the gios of the world.

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Apr-04-13 7:37 PM

Sue Ann, When gio cant prove his rhetoric he attacks us posting members. Gio has that bad habit that gets him into trouble with the PJ.

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Apr-04-13 7:32 PM

You are the one always accusing others about alias's. you do it and find it acceptable so you think everyone else does it, thats your problem gio.

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Apr-04-13 7:28 PM

As i mentioned before, this is not about safe water, its about not wanting anything to do with fossel carbon fuels.

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Apr-04-13 7:24 PM

Your hollow words about aliases is nothing but a diversion from contaminated wells, everyone here wants your evidence, where we can go to learn about your facts.

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Apr-04-13 7:20 PM

Thats what we are all looking for, is proof...

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Apr-04-13 7:18 PM

Gio, give us one web site (unbias) to prove your point. Ruined wells because of fracking.

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Apr-04-13 7:08 PM

"Gio, cant you come up with a single documented contaminated well. We have been hydro fracking for many years and fracked thousands of wells in PA and N. Dakota. "

Maybe MrsGio should read that hyperlink that was posted by Maddog...she/he would learn a thing or two. Maybe spending less time switching aliases on here all day? LOL, sad.

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Apr-04-13 5:59 PM

Here is a good unbiased article that along with pros does show the cons. Most of these cons are not unique problems to the fracking industry. Just read with an open mind. *******ww w. Popular mechanics .co m/_mobile/science/energy/coal-oil-gas/top-10-myths-about-natural-gas-drilling-6386593

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Apr-04-13 5:33 PM


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Apr-04-13 5:29 PM

mrs. gio--fracking or fricking don't interest me in the least--you'll be the first know when I care to comment on a topic.

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Apr-04-13 5:22 PM

In the 70's the greenies were against the drilling of natural gas wells in Chautauqua County claiming that they would pollute our water wells, We know now it was a total lie. They were wrong then and they are wrong now.

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Apr-04-13 5:11 PM

The greenies have cost New yorkers thousands of jobs, increased utility costs and lowered our std of living while N. Dakota is booming with jobs making the American dream possible. Because of higher costs of doing business, businesses are leaving and going to states not controlled by green special interest groups.

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