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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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.

  3. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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

  4. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years 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.

  5. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years 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.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years 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.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years 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”.

  9. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 3 years 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.

  10. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    How about extreme nut cases.

  11. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Radish

    Because it’s true….

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    So you as a Right-wing Nut job Rep Cons kept an open mind while watching the documentary showing the problems of Fracking? Not the people, the actual process and what it does to the ground water?

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    But with Global Warming the North West passage is opening up for longer and longer periods.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The High Country News is an independent newspaper, started by a rancher! It has a wide reader base. It’s arguably the best independent paper in America. Go to; www.hcn.org put “fracking” in the search engine at hcn.org, and get educated!

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    By the way… you can’t “unfrack” a water-table once it has been fracked up! Ask ranchers in Wyoming, whose cattle can’t go to the river, which is now bubbling gas and is contaminated along with the rancher’s “sweet-water”wells which had been used by five generations before the gas company spoiled the water table.

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