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DEQ on fracking—‘Not a single incident in 60 years’ and 12,000 wells’

The Rockford Squire -- Scientist says claims of damage are unrealistic

Brad Wurfel, Communications Director for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), said the controversy over hydraulic fracturing for gas and oil is a political conversation masking a policy issue. He believes organizations exaggerating the dangers associated with the practice are, “folks who don’t want to see America rely on natural gas.”
In a conversation with the Squire, Wurfel explained that the claims—which he said change frequently—have more to do with the use of renewable versus non-renewable energy sources rather than any facts about environmental damage by fracking.


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Submitted Oct 12, 2012 By: drpepperTX
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:44:58 AM

I read this article yesterday.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:55:25 AM

"Wurfel said the DEQ does not judge energy sources, whether they are windmills, gas or coal, but is simply a watchdog to make sure the means to harvest energy sources do not damage the state’s natural resources. “We don’t have a dog in the policy fight.” He said the facts of fracking have been “misrepresented consistently.” He also stated that responding to claims has been a moving target and different allegations have been thrown out nearly weekly. “Last month it was about earthquakes, last week it was about deep horizontal testing, it has been about water use. We’ve got really strict rules in Michigan.”
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 7:15:40 AM

Good
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 6:18:32 AM

I don't think so
7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:12:41 PM

Nice Record!!
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:12:29 PM

Sounds like OGW drilled a water well into An old cesspool under London!
arb0526
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:12:09 PM

Nahhh... that's not it.
We just don't like it when water actually burns.
papa56NC
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:06:01 PM

Ok
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:05:20 PM

Gotta do what we gotta do
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:05:04 PM

Oh tay!
rahcat
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:04:48 PM

Go tell the greenies to frack themselves.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:03:22 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:03:00 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:02:33 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:02:31 PM

if this is an honest report, then hats off!!!
OGW
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 11:01:34 PM

That is a total lie and I dare them to drink the water from our wells which was good until fracking then several cows died, a farmhand almost did and the water is still not potable!
teenitup
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:59:06 PM

There is a lot of good information in this article. Thank you for posting!
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:57:45 PM

Sounds like good info. let's get fracking!
BrucePen
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:57:09 PM

The green mafia has mislead people so often they have no credibility left.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:57:05 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:52:42 PM

good job
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:52:06 PM

Ho hum - time passed with real data will be the indicator.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:50:50 PM

consider the source and its reliability
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:50:00 PM

I think even the most staunch supporters of this method will start to realize this is complete bunk.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:48:13 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:43:52 PM

Lol
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:43:06 PM

Maybe we just need more time to study the studies, like 60 more years???
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:41:24 PM

No fracking...
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:39:14 PM

Keep up the fracking here in the USA.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:35:34 PM

Now, get back to fracking. Let the greenies twist in the wind.

Green is red.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:35:00 PM

It depends upon their definition of 'accident'
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:34:56 PM

good
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:33:35 PM

Alternatives are the answer!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:32:07 PM

I have said this all along. It is a scare tactic of the psychotic "greens."
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:30:05 PM

60 years...hope they can back up their facts...if they are that good then tey're a model to follow
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:28:38 PM

Hard to argue against facts.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:23:27 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:14:36 PM

heres an example of people afraid of the unknown: several years ago i was involved in building a gas turbine facility in aurora, il. there were public hearings, lawsuits, and newspaper articles about how terrible the noise was going 2 be.

the first week all the units were operational and running, people were sent around the neighboring community and asked what they thought now that the units were running. the disbelief that the units were running was priceless. no one even could tell.

i know this is slightly off topic, but hopefully u will see the comparison. change can b difficult.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:13:22 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:10:51 PM

Interesting article..........thanks for posting it.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:08:47 PM

Gas Prices???
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:05:34 PM

SO?
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:04:28 PM

Yayyyyy...
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:02:00 PM

30mpg80
Lexington
"Sounds like a spokesman (cheerleader) for the fracking industry!"

So... put another way, just another frackin' cheerleader?
;-)
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 10:01:25 PM

I like clean water.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:59:25 PM

i hope its true
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:58:30 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:56:48 PM

Someone is fibbing. There is no way they have been using the same technique and technology for the last 150 years.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:54:06 PM

dhan for cheap gas
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:52:23 PM

Of course.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 9:51:09 PM

The environmentalists believe if they repeat a like often enough the public will believe them.
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