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Matt Wuerker

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Matt hits it over the fence again!

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    Luckily fracking has been proven safe for decades now

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    “Luckily fracking has been proven safe for decades now”

    Perhaps you can elaborate.1) How has it been proven safe? 2) Is it the method fracking companies are currently using that has allegedly been proven safe, or is there a method companies choose not to use that has been allegedly been proven safe?

  4. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 3 years ago

    Not sure if the people of colorado agree with fracking since many of those facilities were damaged, and spilling due to the floods.

  5. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    Technically, if the spin by Big Oil is going in one ear and out the other of Joe Public, is he being influenced by the spin?

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago


    Proven safe for YOU, because it’s not being done where YOU live. And why should you care about what hurts other people, so long as YOUR life is made easier, right?

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    In some areas fracking is perfectly safe, other areas it is not.
    Oil companies hire folks like my daughter, a geology major, to determine the safety of any particular formation.
    Mistakes can be made and fire comes out of faucets.
    The fire faucets is a rare, as is once, most times the fracking is successful…IF the bosses listen to the geologist.
    Borderline areas are decided in the boardroom instead of the field and therein lies the danger.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Talk to the ranchers in Wyoming, Montana, and other western states that have lost thousands of acres of grazing lands, and streams their cattle depend on for water, about how “safe” fracking has been, for a long time. There ARE indeed areas where it can be safely done, but the record of “responsible” energy companies, totally SUCKS!

    The API and gas company TV ads are totally frauds. Fly over the country and you will NOT see grassy slopes around gas well heads, you will see thousands of acres of lands destroyed by those pads, and the roads and destruction for pipelines. Then add in the aquifers poisoned by fracking fluids, or by methane, and the PR is proven a total lie.

    I shall repeat the thought, Matt has it exactly RIGHT!

  9. Riley Toto

    Riley Toto said, about 3 years ago

    I work on a gas rig in NE Texas. I’m a Mudlogger. I am the eyes and hands for the energy co. geologist. It’s my job to monitor the gas (methane) and keep track of the geological formations we are drilling through. We drill the Bossier and Haynesville shales. I don’t know the depth of the water table in the area we drill, but the shale formations we drill in are below 11,000’-12,000’. Also shale formations are not permeable; that’s why they have to be fraced to produce. I would hesitate to say that any thing is impossible, but I find it difficult to believe that frac fluids migrate to the water table in a shale formation.

  10. Riley Toto

    Riley Toto said, about 3 years ago

    Most all strata are not permeable (porous) most are in fact just the opposite, they form barriers stopping anything from migrating anywhere. That is why shale has to be fracked to produce. Pressure is only applied briefly to fracture the shale; at the same time frac fluids ,which are nothing more than sand with a liquid carrier and a binder, are injected into the formation the liquid solidifies and binds the sand to the formation. The cracks left make the formation permeable and allow gas to migrate to the wellbore. Frac fluids are no more toxic than common cleaners that are poured down household drains everyday.
    All this happens well below the water table. The unfracked
    strata above the fracked formation acts as a barrier to everything below it.

  11. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    @Riley Toto

    I had asked my daughter to explain it to me simply for posting, thank you so much for posting first as I am not so good with words.

  12. Riley Toto

    Riley Toto said, about 3 years ago

    Are all your replys this absurd? Of course I wouldn’t drink household cleaners, just as no one is drinking frac fluid.
    You will have to explain to me what “deep fracturing” is never heard of that. As far as fracking causing earthquakes, please are you serious? Do you know what an earthquake is?

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