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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    PA: Philly in the east, Pburg in the west, Alabama in between.

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why do you think insulting people will swing them to your view point?

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So when you go to http://fracknation.com/ there is a 31 second advertisement for a film, that looks like a hit piece, you have to buy.

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    [Harrisburg, Pa.] – With public concern about serious harms caused by the gas drilling process known as fracking continuing to rise, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center and a coalition of public health, community and environmental groups delivered more than 100,000 petitions to the state Legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett today. The petition calls for a moratorium on gas drilling in Pennsylvania until our environment and public health can be protected.
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    This is believed to be the largest public outcry on fracking in state history.
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    “The voices of concerned Pennsylvanians have spoken loud and clear today: If this track record of pollution, destruction and environmental violations is what we’re seeing in fracking’s ‘infancy’ stage, the people of Pennsylvania don’t want to see maturity.” said Adam Garber, PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center’s field director. “The public response has been overwhelming as Pennsylvanians from all walks of life signed the petition: Democrats, Republicans and Independents; residents from our cities, suburbs and rural Pennsylvania; and from every corner and county of the commonwealth.”
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    After a news event highlighted the numerous dangers from fracking, 20 Pennsylvanians, each carrying a box filled with the names of other concerned citizens, marched over to Gov. Corbett’s office to deliver the 100,000 signatures.
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    Despite growing public concern over fracking, the gas drilling industry has used their political muscle in recent years to stop any new environmental protections from passing. Just last year, their army of lobbyists and PR firms—combined with millions of dollars in campaign contributions—were even able to remove communities’ ability to establish local protections from gas drilling.
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    http://www.pennenvironment.org/news/pae/100000-signatures-moratorium-fracking-delivered-gov-tom-corbett

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    The New York Times has promised that fracking will bring us oil well below $50. And another great benefit will be that fracking should enable explorers to finally find the Northwest Passage they’ve been looking for since the early 16th century.


    So 39¢ a gallon gas and a balmy summer in the Beaufort Sea. What could be better?

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Oil Well Below $50” will mean higher profit margins for the Oil Companies, since the price of gas will STILL not go below $3.20 a gallon at the minimum!

  7. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Michael: Nice sarcasm there. And with the NWPassage open, we’ll be able to search for and prove the opening at the top of the world (hollow earth theory), as all the water will be sucked intoa whirlpool and deposited in the Southern Hemisphere.

  8. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Doesn’t Corbett know that smoking hydrocarbons is bad for you?

  9. davefrompaterson

    davefrompaterson said, over 1 year ago

    we will never be energy independent because china will pay higher prices for the same oil that comes from here. our patriotic oil companies want taxpayer money to subsidize the effort to find the gas and oil, and then they want the american freedom to sell it to the highest bidder. in northern california, i pay over $4 for premium for my itty bitty honda civic si. if ANYBODY in high powerful places wanted real conservation, they would encourage population planning, birth control, and all that.

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @davefrompaterson

    You might be surprised to find out how many Oil Companies doing business here in the U.S. are NOT owned by Americans.
    Also, THEY own the oil that comes out of their wells, NOT the U.S. Government, and they are legally able to sell it wherever they can get the highest prices on the spot markets worldwide.

  11. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    It boils down to this. Pennsylvania’s state constitution has this provision in Article I:
    Natural Resources and the Public Estate
    Section 27.
    The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.

  12. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    Dude, if you want to have someone do something, you don’t start by calling them names and utterly undermining your own credibility. Nobody would watch your video after that opening.

  13. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, over 1 year ago

    Can’t we all be friends ? In my best Groucho Marx voice, “With friends like these…”

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    This country can rather easily be energy-independent. However, to intelligent people, that means things like responsible nuclear power, solar, wind and biodiesel; to you, it means “blow up brown people and steal their oil”.

  15. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Two gigantic problems with fracking that go beyond the usual drooling, hysterical rhetoric from either side:


    1. How can voters or property owners whose water supply is located in the Marcellus Shale (like me) know for certain what the danger is if the energy companies refuse to divulge the chemicals they’re pumping into the ground? The gas companies insist that these are “trade secrets.” If you leave it up to our imagination to decide whether or not your industry is toxic or dangerous many of us might look to things like the fertilizer plant in West as an indication of “BACK OFF GUBMINT WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING.”


    2. Energy companies have a long history of disingenuousness, greed and destruction of the environment. They bully politicians with ease (even “dem lib” Gov. Cuomo) and get ridiculous taxpayer subsidies to drill on the promise of being job creators or providing cheap energy. No rational person who owns property on top of the shale should allow this to happen for any reason other than your own foolish, individual greed.

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