Last login: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
While Ms. Mitchell frequently frequently said "we don't know, so we should.... (delay/halt/oppose) fracking", she was quite clear at the end to indicate that her real problem is with the use of any oil or gas. She also commented that further natural gas exploration would diminish air quality in CA and actually reverse the gains made over the past couple of decades.
There are many out there who DO KNOW and have been dealing with this technology safely for decades. There are mountains of statistics and studies that have been completed with the findings that horizontal drilling and fracking is a safe process.Many of the airborne emissions reductions we've seen in California are due in no small part to the use of natural gas as a replacement for diesel in many truck and bus fleets and throughout the state. A local example would be the implementation of the natural gas refuse haulers whose decreases in emissions were relied upon for the development of a local power plant.
Natural Gas for automobiles in Oklahoma City is currently selling for $1.17/gal and their state is funding a conversion for private vehicles in a state which produces natural gas. How do you think they're enjoying the benefits of this type of exploration?
September 25, 2013 at 12:37 p.m.
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