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Oil, gas firms help area schools

‘We’re not just here to make money for ourselves’

September 11, 2013

Oil and gas companies targeting resources in the Utica shale aren’t just looking at digging into the local ground but fitting in with the community....

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irisheyes

Sep-14-13 9:48 PM

Go jennifer garisson, next congressional rep.

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Crystal99

Sep-13-13 12:57 PM

The technology of hydraulic fracturing has been in use since the 1940s, when liquids such as gasoline and crude oil were injected into poorly performing gas and oil wells in the central and southern United States with the aim of increasing their flow rate. Over the following decades, techniques were improved—for instance, treated water became the preferred fracturing medium, and finely graded sand or synthetic materials were adopted as a “proppant” to hold open the fractures. However, fracking did not enter its current modern phase until the 1990s, when the use of new steerable drill bit motors and electronic telemetering equipment allowed operators to direct borehole drilling and monitor the fracturing process with great precision. Shortly after, a market favourable for natural gas began to be created by high crude oil prices and by environmental regulations that discouraged the burning of oil and coal. In response to these conditions, developers began to open up so-called unconventi

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Crystal99

Sep-13-13 12:42 PM

And, Youngstown residents, in light of their negative experiences with fracking and injection wells to date, have recently won a fight to get an anti-fracking vote on their ballot. One needs only to look at the people who have already been fracked to figure out this in not in your best interest. The MOV is not the first place to be fracked. Everyday more and more info comes to light that fracking is unsafe and improperly regulated. BUT, Antero gave the schools $2500. How generous. They are building a $525 million dollar pipeline to take water from the Ohio River. How much $$ do you think they plan on taking away from their exploitation of the citizens of the MOV?

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Crystal99

Sep-13-13 12:25 PM

Since records began in 1776, the people of Youngstown, Ohio had never experienced an earthquake. However, from January 2011, 109 tremors were recorded and new research in Geophysical Research-Solid Earth reveals how this may be the result of shale fracking.

Read more at: *******phys****/news/2013-08-shale-fracking-ohio-town-earthquakes.html#jCp

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JoshBrown

Sep-12-13 5:01 PM

@Valveguy Yes people like her and many others I and many others will not be voting for.

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Valveguy

Sep-12-13 12:51 PM

TYPO:

When it comes time to vote remember that Jennifer Garrison was active in helping landowners get rewarding leases FROM the gas companies. In her own way she supported fracking.

You go girl!

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Valveguy

Sep-12-13 12:50 PM

When it comes time to vote remember that Jennifer Garrison was active in helping landowners get rewarding leases for the gas companies. In her own way she supported fracking.

You go girl!

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JoshBrown

Sep-12-13 12:05 PM

@Tessie Thank you for the spell check :)

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Tessie

Sep-12-13 11:40 AM

JoshBrown, the case is not "mute". It is "moot". Sorry, that just bugs me.

It all comes down to a cost benefit analysis, doesn't it? It's comes down to what an individual wants, instead of what an individual and the collective group needs. Do we want money? It's a resounding yes from everyone. But I ask you what money will do for you when there is no clean water to drink, no clean air to breathe, no safe and fertile fields in which to grow your food? There's a better way people, and if those who oppose the current fracking industry standards, and those who are for strengthening safety measures don't act now, it will be too late. Educate yourselves about the geology of the Appalachian Foothills and you may be surprised at the dangerous condition underground.

Btw, earthquakes can occur many hundreds of miles away from where fracking is occurring. That's the nature of interfering with fault lines.

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Valveguy

Sep-12-13 10:52 AM

Apostrophe: If you have turned down money, you are one of the few. You could have accepted the money and given it to charity also.

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scrappile

Sep-11-13 11:12 PM

We can reduce our use of oil, like asknot does, we can/must lighten our carbon footprint, now one main reason I am anti-fracking is the cost of a 1,000 cubic ft. Of natural gas is 5x's in Asia compared to the U.S., we get the benzene, leaking well casings, they get the CNG.....plus there may be a problem with running CNG, in vehicles in a climate like ours....

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exofDevola

Sep-11-13 10:59 PM

Ask not I know that you are not Freddie who I'm sure has another name / blog whatever floats his boat. I was commenting in your zeal to have everyone take up opinion on whatever the subject be , that that was like Freddie used to do constantly all the time . Sometimes it's better to let someone else have the last word because your debate will not budge them. It's late , I give it up, the end.

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Dontyouknow

Sep-11-13 10:29 PM

Its all true, because I read it on the internet...... French models for everyone..... or maybe another GASLAND lie.... Josh Fox is such an American hero..........

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exofDevola

Sep-11-13 10:04 PM

Ask not I'm really proud if your green lifestyle and your education. Surely you realize that everyone is entitled to his / her own opinion , and your constant lecturing them on the subject will not change their mind. I enjoy this forum and a lot if your insights , but do you have to constantly harass people who do not share your opinion. I mean its just so Freddie, give it a rest.

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Dealio

Sep-11-13 9:39 PM

I think we all want a cleaner source of energy. Natural gas is the cleanest of all commercially available resources. I personally would like to see us make a move into nuclear energy...it's extremely efficient as long as it's safely carried out. Anyway, CNG powered vehicles will soon to be publicly available and help us reduce our dependency on foreign oil. Our fuel costs will be cut at least in half.

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exofDevola

Sep-11-13 8:39 PM

Ask not please don't feel you need to educate me . I know where "our oil " comes from / it was my family 's bread and butter. And no I have nothing to do with Antero or fracki ng. I already know because I actually studied it at MC. I think you'd be better off helping persuade others of the evils of oil companies. But then to truly walk the walk , you'd have to park that cycle and use those feet.

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Dealio

Sep-11-13 8:37 PM

1. Many companies now treat and reuse their water. 2. Companies do care about our schools. The majority in industry are set to retire and are in need of young talent. 3. They also repair the roads after the heavy traffic has subsided, into a condition that is much better than before.

If you think industry is so bad, why don't you try going a day without using any petroleum based product. Good luck. How do you think solar panels and wind turbines are made?

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thegreek

Sep-11-13 7:27 PM

Glad I could help you understand Apostrophe. Someone answer me this riddle. We have been fracking and disposing of this "toxic" frack water (which by the way the chemicals came out of the GROUND to begin with) since oh I don't know 1901 or so. !!!! Whay all the fuss now ?? We have been doing it for over 100 years. Did it mess up our health ????

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exofDevola

Sep-11-13 7:13 PM

Sorry I meant Utica shale and fracking, Bad phone

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JoshBrown

Sep-11-13 6:58 PM

@citizencane Doesn't matter about Walmart or not your whole point is mute. Kind of like a little kid pointing out to his parents that someone else is misbehaving so he should be able too also.

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exofDevola

Sep-11-13 6:42 PM

Josh there areUtica shake fields here so I don't think these companies that do fracking are going to leave the area anytime soon,so if you are sure they will ruin your life and your children's health , you might be thinking about a move. Hmmm where would that be? There are a lot if small and larger areas that are resorting to cracking, even so called green states like Colorado Wyoming and Montana. That us what happens when the United States is told we need to stop relying on the imported Middle East products and OPEC. Most of you drive cars, heat your houses, and now your lawns with what? Petroleum products are not renewable energy sources, so you look for ways if getting to it.

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scrappile

Sep-11-13 6:35 PM

2,500 per school, cost of 1 asthma attack, 1 childs cancer treatment, 1 child's safe environment to grow up in, and raise the next child, and that child's child, are these honorable profits, lease agreement settlements, royalty checks, time will tell, of course at one time, they used doctors to sell cigarettes.....do you owe your soul to the company store???

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scrappile

Sep-11-13 6:25 PM

5 Ways Fracking Can Make You Sick - TakePart ****takepart****/photos/5-ways-fracking-can-make-you-sick May 24, 2012 - Fracking can provide cheaper energy, but is it worth risking your health? ... While evidence of pollution mounts in heavily fracked regions

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citizencane

Sep-11-13 6:08 PM

Josh, I didn't say Walmart, I said the companies that provide cheap goods you buy at Walmart. Do you research any of the companies, or do you only concern yourself with american health and well being? And please provide numbers and sources of how many deaths/illnesses have been caused by the drilling waste. Bottom line, any time the MT has an article about the industry, the same handful of people get on here to complain and accuse. Natural gas provides cheap, clean energy---what is your alternative? Please, if you have any better energy solutions that make practical sense, share them with us.

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JoshBrown

Sep-11-13 5:01 PM

@citizencane Last time I checked Walmart wasn't causing earthquakes and dumping millions of gallons toxic waste water.Also how much is a human life worth ? If the oil/gas companies pays out money&jobs it's okay to make people sick and kill them ?

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