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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ‘“Fracking” has been around for quite a while, and caused a lot of damage in several western states, contaminated range, poisoned streams, and other damage. The fluids are not safe, but “proprietary”, so the law allows them to hide what they put in those fluids. Going back some time, look up numerous articles in “High Country News” and other sources. Our pursuit of “energy” for "lifestyle’, as opposed to actual need has long been profitable for corporations, and disastrous for many areas of the environment. From dams to fracking, “energy” has long sucked the life force from the planet, above, and below ground, and in our oceans.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Then don’t use natural gas, petroleum or coal.
    Take the family on vacation on a bicycle, heat your home by rubbing your hands together and type your comments on a wind powered computer.
    Then maybe you could start telling others how to live.

  3. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago


    “Then maybe you could start telling others how to live.”

    If we don’t start cleaning up the environment, nobody is going to be telling anybody how to live, because there are limits to the toxic burden our bodies can handle.

    It’s not an ‘either/or’ choice; keep poisoning the environment or go back to carrying water in a bucket. The only reason the argument is framed that way is to keep people from demanding that the environment be cleaned up. And the only people who benefit from it are the poisoners; certainly driving a gas guzzler five blocks to buy a case of beer isn’t going to prevent the food and water from poisoning you.

    Your computer doesn’t care how the power that runs it is generated. It runs as happily on wind power as nuclear or coal power. The only difference is the health and well being of you and yours.

    Since it’s not necessary to revert to the stone age by cleaning up the environment and converting to cleaner power, why would you oppose cleaner power?

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago


    Whereas you’re telling your children, grandchildren to deal with living in an ever more toxic dump. But hey, you got to “live” it up.

  5. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, over 3 years ago


    What? You worry? Nah. You’ll be long dead and gone before we’ve killed off the earth.

  6. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 3 years ago

    It never ceases to amaze me that even intelligent people that can see and understand most of the complex issue’s confronting society today can’t see the writing on the wall when it comes to energy.

    Renewable energy folks! Get over it. We’re going to have to make the switch. Why the resistance to doing it, just because it’s not as cheap as fossil derived fuels at the moment. Waiting until the last drop of oil, or piece of coal is gone isn’t the best way of doing the job properly.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    “What do you mean, you don’t want us pumping secret chemicals into the ground near your water supply? It’s safe, because we say it is! And if you can’t trust the big energy companies, who CAN you trust?!”

  8. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, over 3 years ago

    Nuclear is the best option

  9. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago

    @Tim Culberson

    “Nuclear is the best option”

    If you discount hazardous waste and the prospect of nuclear material getting into the wrong (i.e., terrorists) hands.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago


    The resistance to renewable energy does not come from rational thinking. It comes from a knee-jerk reaction to oppose anything that a liberal might support, no matter how sensible.

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago


    And the fact that the polluters are paying our elected officials to keep quiet about the subject.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    I’m not sure what TV show it was, but it was late last night.
    This guy wanted to sell his home. He was talking to a reporter, and he turned on the garden hose and lit it. Flames were coming out about a foot to 18 inches. He says “Who would want to buy this house?”

  13. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 3 years ago

    A bit like Chinese industry in Africa.

  14. Ralph Fisher

    Ralph Fisher GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


  15. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago


    “Why the resistance to doing it, just because it’s not as cheap as fossil derived fuels at the moment.”

    Fossil fuels are heavily subsidized. That’s where the resistance comes from, and the lies that the public believes. That’s why ‘clean’ energy is ’*expensive* energy.

    I think Obama is probably doing what he can on that, but he’s not part of the corporate power set which drives policy in this country.

    Get rid of the subsidies, and see how cheap polluting is. Better yet, take the subsidies away from the fossil fuel conglomerate and apply it to cleanup. It won’t be enough, but it would be a start.

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