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17 Groups Petition EPA For Public Reporting Of Chemical Releases From Fracking, Other Oil And Gas Op

oilandgasonline.com -- The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), along with 16 other local, regional, and national organizations petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently to require the oil and gas extraction industry—including companies engaged in fracking—to report to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The oil and gas extraction industry has long used and released large amounts of TRI-listed toxic chemicals, and this has dramatically increased..

..In spite of these significant quantities of toxic chemicals used and released, the industry is one of the few energy or extraction sectors that do not report to the TRI

..The oil and gas extraction industry is also uniquely exempt from many key provisions of our major environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Wate


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Submitted Nov 26, 2012 By: teafortwo
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 2:50:55 PM

PDQBlues, could you show me where the EPA has found confirmed contamination from fracking?
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virostek
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 7:24:35 AM

What a quandry.
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 6:52:32 AM

When clean water is more expensive than crude it will be too late.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 2:14:52 AM

If the Sierra Club and the National Resources Defense Council support this petition, then the public needs to reject this petition. It is one thing to be a good steward of the environment but it is another thing entirely to be a zealot who demands purity at the cost of life itself.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:32:50 PM


teenitup: The EPA has found no instance of contamination.

Well, they have. But even so, what difference does that make about full public disclosure. The very fact that fracking corporations are spending so much money and fighting so hard against rules for full public disclosure only verifies that full public disclosure would only hurt them because of the highly toxic chemicals use.
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:24:43 AM

The EPA is a worthless bureaucracy that takes power out of the hands of the people and the people's representatives. You hand more and more power away then they can get away with anything they want to because who is going to stop them?

"Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by d***less here!"
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BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 9:46:17 AM

October 24, 2012

Recent news?
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Melinda205
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 9:30:11 AM

Okay
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 9:12:31 AM

Seems like every time we turn around these so called environmental groups are just getting in the way of economic recovery.

The EPA has found no instance of contamination.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:30:51 AM

PS: only a adult moron or a kid would eat a crayon...

although some bananas probably taste like a crayon...
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:29:32 AM

T!!!!

Pump it up!!!

The EPA is supposed to protect us and the lands, air, and water....

what are they doing??

Americans demand the info needed to make clear decisions...

this process should be completely stopped until the info is provided..

what are they hiding??
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 7:02:51 AM

We don't need any damn clean water. We need gas, gas, gas.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 6:30:45 AM

The EPA wouldn't know a crayon from a banana.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:33:50 AM

I'd like to get on that bandwagon!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:29:25 AM

don't forget that there have been many chemicals that were widely used until serious results were found... DDT for one...
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:15:33 AM

The EPA will be happy about that!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:06:21 AM

The EPA works with a double standard.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:39:51 AM

No matter what there is a positive side and there is always a negative size.
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teafortwo
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 4:23:53 AM


There was a time when we all lived close to the land and realized why it was so important to take care of our land and water so that the land and water would take care of US.

If someone came along and poisoned your water? Nobody thought twice about giving em both barrels.

The value of your land was closely tied to the quality of your water.

There are now guys that make a living trying to convince folks that it is somehow "silly" to be concerned about the quality of your water.

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:52:04 AM

There are companies that do nothing but clean fracking fluids for recycling. They need to be used.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 3:22:44 AM

BAN FRACKING !!!

SHUT DOWN THE EPA !!!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:53:50 AM

This is deeper than I can fathom.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:12:58 AM

Very interesting article, but will the EPA do anything.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:03:38 AM

it's ironic that the big oil companys have to put chemicals in the gas to prevent air pollution and create toxic waste while doing it. oil companys will have to render an account someday.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:01:26 AM

good luck with that.....
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:01:26 AM

Personally, I agree with Big Oil being encouraged to be more transparent.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:59:17 AM

Big oil doesn't care about you only the bottom line. More oil doesn't lower prices.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:54:30 AM

Both need some REAL LIFE LIMITS!! We can NOT have our rivers catching on fire but we also can NOT be stoppinp necessary operations just because someone passed a little gas!!

A lot of operations that were 90% CLEAN got shut down and sent to MEXICO and other countrys that have NO POLUTION CONTROLS at all and are now spewing out 100 time more polution that we still end up with!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:47:59 AM

Something interesting!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:46:18 AM

very informative
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:45:26 AM

Aviator Rob is spot on in his post:

"Energy independence is a great idea, @ican2step, but do you want to be poisoned just so Big Oil can have a few extra billion added to their bottom line?

Make no mistake, Big Oil has no desire to lower gas prices. Increased oil production here will just mean increased exports out of the U.S. "
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:39:11 AM

The Luddite Green Left looking for information they can untruthfully spin to demonize an industry that will help our standard of living.

Standard Operating Procedure.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:37:40 AM

full disclosure of the chemicals used and the environmental impact would be nice. we also need full disclosure for the impacts of ordinary gas and oil drilling for a good comparison

[Edited by: camel1 at 11/26/2012 1:39:19 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:37:06 AM

Blah, blah, blah.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:36:32 AM

If the oil companies say its safe then it is safe. Now drink your oil.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:32:27 AM

Aviator_Rob: Great post!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:31:41 AM

Never get the EPA envolved
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:30:30 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:30:29 AM

We always need clean water.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:29:40 AM

I would be concerned if they were fracking in my back yard.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:29:31 AM

Shut up and drink your oil!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:25:57 AM

This could get messy
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:22:17 AM

I think everyone should know and all industries should get the privledge of following the same safety and evironmental rules
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:17:48 AM

Getting the EPA involved means you just want to figure out a way to cut jobs
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:12:01 AM

The NIMBY's are at it again.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:09:49 AM

Everyone needs to be playing by the same rules.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:09:49 AM


Water is essential to life.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:09:23 AM

I have a better idea, why not just put an injunction on all E.P.A. activity until we as a Country determine whether or not we want that department operating any longer... Seems enough people don't like what they are doing...
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:08:37 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:08:03 AM

Old news leftover from yesterday!
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