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Fracking Industry Keeps Eye on Obama; EPA Report Could Doom its Future

Rig Zone -- The drilling process that has brought U.S. energy independence within reach faces renewed scrutiny from the Obama administration and an uncertain future in many states.

Oil and gas industry leaders remain enthusiastic yet cautious that hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as "fracking," will be fully embraced by the newly re-elected President Obama and state leaders.

Fracking is a controversial but highly successful practice that has unlocked massive amounts of fuel. Endorsements from Mr. Obama and state leaders would make fracking the cornerstone of U.S. energy policy for decades to come.
Industry leaders won't have to wait long for their first clue to what the future holds.
Next month, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release a draft of its long-awaited report on susp


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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 12:25:35 AM

honda0105 - Yes I know splenda very well; sugar derivative (somewhat) as the carbon atom was replaced with a chlorine atom. Sucralose was approved in Canada(1991) long before being sanctioned as a food additive in the U.S. (1998)
Sucralose is far more beneficial then aspertame, which a true synthetic (chemical) non-caloric sweetener. This is a mute point when people are sensitive/allergic to either. I'm just saying that aspertame is far worse then sucralose.
Funny thing, it was sanctioned in Canada long before the U.S; I have come to notice that far more food items in the U.S are sweetened with Sucralose(splenda), vice in Canada, when items were sweetened with aspertame; what ones, that were sweetened with splenda, are now sweetened with aspertame; suspect aspertame is cheaper. Splenda (sucralose) has been losing ground in Canada, you can find the odd item.
Diet Orange Crush was once sweetened with sucralose (splenda) now you can't even find diet crush! Diet Hot chocolate in Canada has always been sweetened with aspertame.
Food sensitivity/allergies have been around for a long time; some have become worse; in part, do to environmental changes (ie chemicals); there are still some allergies that are not chemical, ie. milk, egg, gluten etc., that still effect many in this day in age; many allergies are also increasing due to genetics, also!


[Edited by: CdnLynx at 11/30/2012 12:29:49 AM EST]
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 12:00:23 AM

CdnLynx: in order to feed everyone and upkeep the high standard of living (or the perhaps appearance thereof), companies must find ever more clever ways to make their products stand out. To do so, often non-quality products are employed in the production of the final product.

And often, cheaper stuff is substituted. Best example perhaps is that all hot chocolate products sold at a regional grocery chain (with the exception of the ol' Nesquick Original and Ovaltine) all now contain sucralose. Cheaper stuff than adding sugar and having to ship the heavier product. For those of us who are highly allergic to Splenda and Co. that proves to be a major issue.
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 11:37:54 PM

"toxic chemicals" are used everyday in food products, personal hygiene products etc.
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Dr.Pepper, your above comment is not a positive but a negative; your not going to win your argument with a toxic comment like that!
I can't shake this thought out of my head "Sir, your a Texan, and you just shot yourself in the foot!"

Toxic chemicals, really should not be in food and hygiene products; humanity is becoming increasingly allergic to everyday products; toxicity being one of the reasons. Increases in diseases may also be attributed, in whole or in part to toxic elements that are contained within both food, water, hygiene and clothing!
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 9:07:51 AM

"Fracking is a wonderful process that has unlocked massive amounts of fuel — provided that it does not unleash a massive environmental disaster. This is yet to be known so the industry must be watched. Water and sand should do the job; why are dozens of toxic chemicals added to the fracking fluid? The industry does not say what they are using or why these things are necessary. Bear in mind that oil and gas are good and useful products but pure water is essential for life. Don’t let greed take it away."
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Actually the reason for additives are fully explained, please visit Fracfocus for the information.

Then ask why many of the same "toxic chemicals" are used everyday in food products, personal hygiene products etc.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 5:50:18 AM

like they haven't all this time?
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:34:13 AM

epa attempting to doom everything
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:57:49 AM

drz614 stated "close the epa. their mandate was to make america energy, they have been allowed too much power and they need to go"
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??? What are you talking about??? (rhetorical question only)

EPA stands for "Environmental PROTECTION Agency" Not everybody's petroleum agenda. Geez!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:06:49 PM

Again Recycled Story
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alex395
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:29:27 AM

"The Obama administration would be foolish, absolutely insane, to try and stop it." Sound like Keystone XL? Don't have to wait, we all know what the EPA report will say stop, negative,terrible, doom.
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quasar502
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:49:20 AM

I look forward to this report.
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58salty
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:28:43 AM

We should all keep an eye on him
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LCSTEELERBOB
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:12:22 AM

they need to just prove its safe in my eyes
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:04:01 AM

This could be a on going problem.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:03:50 AM

Abolish the EPA.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:03:02 AM

The fix may be in. Or maybe we should call it the F......?
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:00:58 AM

All keep eye on the president!
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM

drill the EPA
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:59:43 PM

Another bull chit Article political propaganda against the President
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:55:00 PM

If somrthing can possibly go wrong in America, you can bet the current administration is involved... like the intentional cover up by the administration of the terriost killing of an ambassador and three others a month and a half ago. If America knew the truth before the election... I think we would have a different president elect right now.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:54:21 PM


OOOOHHH! I'm sure the President is so worried about this! Sure glad that our health and safety are not dependent on the decisions of drilling industry executives.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:54:02 PM

Scrutiny is fine, keep the 'fracking' industry safe too!
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:53:37 PM

Cat and mouse game.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:51:48 PM

worse yet, who's keeping an on the frakers ?
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:49:52 PM

And rightly so
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:45:22 PM

The government needs to keep their hands out of this
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:41:43 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:40:34 PM

Everybody should keep an eye on the EPA and Barry!
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:38:45 PM

There is always a price to pay
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:36:44 PM

I still don't trust,
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:36:30 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:35:27 PM

Fracking uses a huge amount of water, which will be an issue in areas where water is fought over.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:33:30 PM

Still way too many unanswered questions concerning fracking!
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:31:57 PM

Fracking is a wonderful process that has unlocked massive amounts of fuel — provided that it does not unleash a massive environmental disaster. This is yet to be known so the industry must be watched. Water and sand should do the job; why are dozens of toxic chemicals added to the fracking fluid? The industry does not say what they are using or why these things are necessary. Bear in mind that oil and gas are good and useful products but pure water is essential for life. Don’t let greed take it away.

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:31:42 PM

I predict not much will change.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:31:29 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:31:03 PM

Fracking is a disaster. Try drinking the water after it has been done.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:30:29 PM

This will be interesting
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:29:52 PM

close the epa. their mandate was to make america energy, they have been allowed too much power and they need to go
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:27:34 PM

Under my plan prices will be higher???
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:27:24 PM

All that new oil and gas is being exported so it does us no good to pull it out and pollute our ground water.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:26:56 PM

Obama is looking for an excuse to stop drilling, EPA will provide one.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:25:03 PM

Obama "F" the country, "F" the White House and now he doesn't know "F" nothing about another "F" called Fraking. So what's new?
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Count on Osama Obama tomake the wrong decision...the decision that will *harm* the nation.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:22:09 PM

Ah, yes, the ol' "controversial, but highly successful" conundrum.
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Everyone is keeping an eye on the idiot in the White House.
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stop the fracking madness
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:14:28 PM

Fracking gives us cheap, affordable energy. When Obama was still a candidate back in '07 or '08 he told us that under his administration energy prices would "skyrocket." So expect to see him try to put a stop to industry efforts to provide us with inexpensive energy.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:12:11 PM

Maybe if they file for bankruptcy Obama will support them.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:07:27 PM

Lukus, better yet let's do away with Obama!
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Do away with Fracking
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