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Clay Bennett

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    An interesting study a couple years ago showed that New York City TAP water was purer, and tasted better, than any brand of bottled water! BTW, a good deal of bottled water IS just expensive tap.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    And yes, I DO realize the real issue is fracking contaminating drinking water aquifers, and polluting other resources as well. It’s been used safely, and UNsafely, for decades in different areas. Geology and the fluids used, and care in drilling and maintaining DOES make a difference, but the vast majority of oil/gas companies just say, “go for it, profit is god!”, and THAT is the problem of letting those companies write, or rather CONTINUE TO WRITE, the regulations.

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 2 years ago

    DILLIGAF: Do I Look Like I Give A Frack?

  4. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    fracknation.com

  5. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    It’s the best tasting water I’ve ever had. It originates in the Ashokan Reservoir near my home town upstate.

  6. yusodum

    yusodum said, over 2 years ago

    Dasani(CocaCola) and Aquafina(Pepsi), which draws this whole cartoon into question. If we lose our tap water, they lose their profits. On a different note: If you think NY water is nice, I dare you to try the tap water in the Rockies.

  7. zippy06

    zippy06 said, over 2 years ago

    another fact.
    Fracking has been going on for over 50 yrs.
    About the same time prolibcommies started scaring people with a new ice age……….

  8. zippy06

    zippy06 said, over 2 years ago

    here’s a test.
    how clear are your ice cubes?
    In Honolulu, HI the ice has maybe 10-12 bubbles.
    Yes, you can count the bubbles.
    That’s better than the water from distillation.
    Like on a US Navy Vessel. Pure water…….

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago

    @yusodum

    The flavor of tap water in the rockies varies greatly by location. The best was when I lived on York Street. Also, the tap water is cold. The coldest is where I live now. Good stuff!

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, most of it is tap water, highly filtered tap water. Filtering, packaging, shipping and store overhead add to the price of each bottle. It is for convenience, we pay for it.

  11. Liam Burns

    Liam Burns GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Any time there is a public policy “controversy”, follow the money, who profits and who loses. In Russia and the Russian Federation, they are fracking with no restrictions and no public scrutiny, they have millions of metric tonnes of natural gas they want to sell to the rest of the world, especially to Europe, where thanks to that scam artist Josh Fox and his essentially dishonest movie Gasland, several nations have ignored the science and made fracking illegal, because, you know, it’s bad, if it wasn’t bad would so many of their citizens have protested against it? Because all scientific decisions should be subject to popular opinion. /sarc

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    That’s the major issue as I see it. It’s not only fracking, either – industry as a whole has been busily rewriting all the regulations which are supposed to protect consumers since Reagan gave them the green light.
    They never looked back, so now we have a law protecting Monsanto from any damage they might do in the past, present or future.

    Did you know we have GMO trees now? Trees that kill insects, trees that develop so little lignin they are prone to collapse …

    The trees are a particularly poor proposition because they can’t be confined at all; they cross very readily with the wild ones, which might put the final nail into the coffin of our forests.

    Monsanto has decided that the risks are nothing to it’s quarterly bottom line;; they have ruled for us.

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    @zippy06

    It was just as destructive then.
    Does that make it OK for the industry to write its own regulations??

  14. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 2 years ago

    Hawthorne said, less than a minute ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Because it’s not so much a spell checker as a ‘we’-know-better-than-you-do-what-you-want-to-say toy.

    We need an off switch … I don’t use my cell phone for text. It’s too infuriating.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, industry under Reagan, and the Bush boys, was given full freedom to write, and re-write regulations in favor of corporations. The CFRs are way to full of examples, but just check title 31 for offshore drilling, modified in 2007 and making BP “innocent”.


    Fracking HAS been done safely in the past few decades, but it has also been used in other areas, poisoning thousands of acres of rangeland, and poisoning many, many miles of streams, for decades. A cute little nuclear trial in Idaho also left one gas reservoir a tad contaminated, and it can’t be used for a few million years.


    Republian followers don’t want to HEAR the truth, their leaders won’t speak the truth, and the general public has been blind.

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