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White House takes step toward
regulating fracking emissions

Washington Examiner, by Zack Colman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/28/2014 8:34:36 PM

The White House took steps Friday toward issuing methane emissions regulations at hydraulic fracturing sites, a move that would slash greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of meeting President Obama´s climate goals but will invite backlash from industry. The news is a victory for environmental groups, which note that methane -- a short-lived, potent greenhouse gas that has a 20 times greater impact on climate change than carbon dioxide -- is the largest remaining unregulated greenhouse gas, accounting for 9 percent of U.S. emissions. The oil and gas industry, however, has warned that regulating methane emissions would stunt domestic energy production by raising

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You knew it was only a matter of time that these vile Marxists would do this. They are doing everything they can to destroy industries that are not "green." It´s just outrageous!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 3/28/2014 8:53:49 PM     (No. 9789012)

Russia is a power in Europe, despite having a third world economy, because they spent the last 15 years developing their energy resources. Maybe we should do the same?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nashville, 3/28/2014 8:54:51 PM     (No. 9789013)

I think they have underestimated the push back on this one. Big time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: slab, 3/28/2014 9:13:08 PM     (No. 9789026)

Meanwhile in the North Dakota oil patch, flaring of natural gas is 29% on private land and 40% on federal land. Why?
Because of the permitting red-tape among various federal agencies. http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/flaring-kevin-cramer/

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 3/28/2014 9:19:56 PM     (No. 9789028)

They better talk to their EPA Chief.....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/28/2014 10:33:49 PM     (No. 9789080)

Of course they will, anything to destroy a spot of prosperity in this country.

Demonrats should be voted out of power for the next 50 - 100 years. Can´t help but remember when James Carville predicted they would be in power for the next 40 years. Thank goodness he was proven wrong in 2010 and will be proved wrong again in 2014.

Hitlery will have no chance whatsoever in 2016 due to the economic tyranny and destruction caused by the Demonrat party.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/28/2014 10:38:21 PM     (No. 9789090)

What did I say? He has this big swing to make up with the Saudis and, for some reason, people thought it was all going to be about the Middle East peace debacle. But it never was. It was about getting him to obstruct the fracking revolution in order to save the Saudi´s bottom line and keep us dependent on foreign oil.

This move is not surprising. The president should be impeached and indicted on multiple charges.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/28/2014 10:46:58 PM     (No. 9789098)

The legal procedure of the Clean Air Act says you first establish a safe level for emissions know as the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Then you identify the counties in the country that are above the standards. Guess what, virtually all of cattle country will be above the NAAQS. Gas at the well head is flared until the collection pipe can be extended to the well head. Early estimates of the amount of methane during the well development process turned out to be a factor of 10 high when people actually measured. All the people who have taken government money to chop up birds with wind turbines or broil them in flight with solar are scared their flow of pork will dry up.

And for the twit who wrote this article, VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. And the EPA was certain they were a key contributor to smog. About 10 years into the regulatory process they tried to figure out why smog wasn´t getting better. They then realized that they hadn´t considered VOCs from plants and animals. When the models were rerun, they discoved NOx was the real driver of smog and VOCs were inconsequential.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 3/28/2014 10:54:32 PM     (No. 9789104)

There are two political vectors in the President´s actions: Move the energy sector from Republican hands to Democratic hands even if it destroys the economy; Destroy the economy to please the greens.

That´s why it looks so insane.

Nothing at all for the people. The people are the enemy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: HPmatt, 3/28/2014 11:20:20 PM     (No. 9789118)

This is what Obama promised King Abdullah and Putin - we´ll get the EPA to crack down on tracking so the price of oil will go up for you guys - and btw you need to funnel a few hundred million $ to the Democratic campaign kitty.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: absalom, 3/28/2014 11:52:12 PM     (No. 9789139)

This article is penned by a truly stupid jurno; who knows nothing of either geology or hydraulic fracturing technology. Oil and methane gas is released by cracking carbon rich shale beds w/pressure from a sand/water slurry, some 10,000+ feet below ground. The residual oil and gas is then brought to the surface through an elaborate network of pipes. Methane gas is separated, cleaned and liquified. It is not flared (burned) which would defeat the core purpose of the technology; to capture both sources of energy!!! Utterly brainless.

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