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Democrats Really Want To Kill ‘Fracking’

From an only to happy to oblige Associated Press:

Democratic report: carcinogens injected into wells

Sat Apr 16, 2011

WASHINGTON – Millions of gallons of potentially hazardous chemicals and known carcinogens were injected into wells by leading oil and gas service companies from 2005-2009, a report by three House Democrats said Saturday.

The report said 29 of the chemicals injected were known-or-suspected human carcinogens. They either were regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act as risks to human health or listed as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act…

The report was issued by Reps. Henry Waxman of California, Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Diana DeGette of Colorado

The timing is a bit suspicious, given the Democrats in the Senate were just demanding that the EPA looking into the safety of ‘fracking.’ Even though the EPA and even environmental groups have said they have found no problems as of yet.

The growing use of hydraulic fracturing has allowed natural gas production in the United States to reach levels not achieved since the early 1970s

Which, of course, is the real outrage here. And why Messrs Waxman and Markey and the rest of the Democrats want to stop fracking by any means possible.

The report said that from 2005-2009, the following states had at least 100,000 gallons of hydraulic fracturing fluids containing a carcinogen: Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Wyoming, North Dakota, New Mexico, Montana and Utah.

States with 100,000 gallons or more of fluids containing a regulated chemical under the Safe Drinking Water Act were: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Mississippi and North Dakota

And nobody noticed – except for these three dogged Democrats with their amazing investigative powers. You see, none of the states, counties or municipalities involved ever check the safety of their water supply. And neither does the EPA. Nor do any outside ‘environmental’ groups.

The investigation of chemicals used in fracturing was started in the last Congress by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which then was controlled by Democrats. The committee asked the 14 leading oil and gas service companies to disclose the types and volumes of the hydraulic fracturing products they used between 2005 and 2009 and the chemical contents of those products.

So what we are getting is Mr. Waxman and Mr. Markey’s interpretation of this data. And given their reputation for fairness and honesty — as well as their deep scientific backgrounds — we are supposed to accept their conclusions at face value.

It would all be hilarious if it were not so clear that the Democrats are hell-bent on destroying our nation’s energy resources at every turn.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 18th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Democrats Really Want To Kill ‘Fracking’”

  1. artboyusa says:

    “The growing use of hydraulic fracturing has allowed natural gas production in the United States to reach levels not achieved since the early 1970s…” speaking of things from the early 70s, make sure you check out Ed Markey’s hair.

    Timeless and unchanging that hair; generationa are born and pass away, empires rise and fall, the planets will spin into dust and the Sun finally sputter and grow cold before Ed gets a new haircut.

  2. Astravogel says:

    Every time I see Waxman, I’m reminded of
    this question: ” Why do apes have big nostrils?”
    Answer: “Because they have big fingers.”

  3. wirenut says:

    Wow, what a salad dressing this makes. Democrats, Oil, an B.S., OH My! The clueless only want to,(and have) is raise the cost of fuel. Control of one’s future is “LEFT” to them. My guess is Waxman uses velcro, cause he’s not capable of running a zipper. Now he’s an energy czar too? Please!

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