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Fracking

06/17/2014 11:57 AM

some weeks ago the news networks reported that an oil company executive was suing his own company as they were preparing to commence operations of his property.

What was the results?

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06/17/2014 12:29 PM
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06/17/2014 12:56 PM

Sort of like some family that didn't want offshore windmills in their front yard.

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06/17/2014 1:56 PM

Give me windmills any day over fracking.

I firmly believe that it (fracking) does irreparable damage to the environment.

When in Minnesota, I live 5 miles north of a huge wind farm. I actually enjoy watching the blades turn slowly.

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06/17/2014 3:26 PM

My brother lives next to a wind farm. He said what was once a quiet beautiful farmland now drives him nuts with the constant noise.

When the wind blows the right way he can even hear the blades inside his house with the windows up.

He's owned his home there for 30+ years and now the value of the property is pretty much nil.

Probably better than fracking on the same property, but he would probably have a better chance of selling his land to the fracking company than he does with the owners of the wind farm.

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06/18/2014 12:14 AM

I'm sure he can be disturbed by the imposition.

Much like being in the flight path of an airport. Or by a rail line. Or a freeway, as we are, now. I don't hear it any more.

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06/17/2014 1:04 PM

Seems fracking is okay for oil company executives unless it's in their own backyard.

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06/18/2014 11:01 PM

As with many things: N I M B Y, "Not In My Back Yard" The richer you are the harder you can fight them.

Good Luck, Old Salt

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