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  • radium Dec 20, 6:48 p.m.

    Four people left with the ability to tell right from wrong in North Carolina, hmf, I thought they were extinct. Go figure. Watch out for the pepper spray.

  • lessismore Dec 18, 7:52 p.m.

    Geosol. Should someone expect a profit for taking a chance to produce a product that others might buy? Why are so so against those who are not lazy and actually do something with their life?

  • geosol Dec 18, 7:07 p.m.

    Love to see my tax money wasted on this right wing boondoggle!! Folks THIS is the kind of thing you can expect when REPUBLICANS have no effective political opposition. Use BIG GOVERNMENT to spend OUR TAX DOLLARS so that a very small minority of rich people can try to make even more money. The good news is that there is too little gas to make this crazy right wing boondoggle work for several decades to come - if ever. But it IS fun to watch them make complete fools of themselves. I just wish they wouldn't use MY MONEY to do it.

  • wayneboyd Dec 18, 7:06 p.m.

    The last figures I saw on the BP blowout in the gulf, they had paid out over 20 BILLION out of pocket toward compensation for individual and enviornmental sufferages and damages. These orginaizations know there are going to be accidents and I believe they are responsible stewards of our enviornment. After all whar would be the use in fracking and making millions and then having to pay all the profits out in compensury claims.
    Also, if you ask the U.S. Department of the Interior, the government holds ALL mineral rights on every inch of land in America.

  • lessismore Dec 18, 7:02 p.m.

    Where were all these tree hungers when hog lagoons were pouring waste into our rivers and streams. Where were they when Sanderson Farms wanted to build a slaughter house on the Tar River? Why come out now? Who is paying them to protest? Are these protesters being paid by another party?

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 18, 6:55 p.m.

    "& where exactly is the municipal water coming from ?? & if it is treated wastewater, what happens when it is diverted from streams?"

    one
    December 18, 2012 6:29 p.m.____________________________________
    Now you're asking the tough questions, that they don't want to or can't answer and will defend to their last breath to not answer it.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 18, 6:53 p.m.

    "they need you approval" CORRECTION, They don't need your approval..

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 18, 6:51 p.m.

    "We will take all jobs we can get around here. If they want to build a chicken plant in my backyard here in Nash county, it is fine by me. A bad smell is a small price to pay when there is a potential of over a thousand jobs created. I will take gas well in my backyard also if I get my own direct line."

    ALL HAIL ME
    December 18, 2012 5:44 p.______________________________________
    1. Those jobs won't be local jobs. 2. You just might end up paying more for water than ya do now. 3. Your taxes will go up to pay for this. 4. No direct line to your house, ya know ya got to pay that middle man and those taxes. 5. It ain't alway sunny in NC.

  • one Dec 18, 6:29 p.m.

    "A report to the panel said there are no saltwater reserves in the areas where most drilling would occur.
    "That's a bit of a pity, but we will not give up. We will look for alternative water, like municipal water and so forth, to take the burden off freshwater withdrawals," said Vikram Rao, chairman of the commission's Water and Waste Management Committee"

    & where exactly is the municipal water coming from ?? & if it is treated wastewater, what happens when it is diverted from streams?

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 18, 5:53 p.m.

    Well I own land here in easstern NC, and I dont approve of them useing my Gas, if I think they are goin after it... well i'm old fashioned, i'll give them some other minerals to worry about... lead

    maewyn2
    December 18, 2012 11:16 a.m.
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    >>>>>>>>>>Then you better be contacting your Rep. because the way the law is written, they need you approval, they can drill at an angle under your property. It just amaze me how many people don't understand what this law is and what is in it. They've all but gave away our rights to the gas companies. There will be a few who'll make money, but the rest of us will be paying for the damage they do, the clean up that go on for years. Our children and grand kids will be paying for this years from now. It's already cost us a load of tax dollars we don't have and they aint' even drilled a well yet.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 18, 5:49 p.m.

    "That's a bit of a pity, but we will not give up. We will look for alternative water, like municipal water and so forth, to take the burden off freshwater withdrawals," said Vikram Rao, chairman of the commission's Water and Waste Management Committee." .........Just how stupid can they be? Now everyones water bill will go up along with taxes to support this. This really needs to be stopped before more tax dollars are wasted.

  • Reformed Liberal Dec 18, 5:44 p.m.

    We will take all jobs we can get around here. If they want to build a chicken plant in my backyard here in Nash county, it is fine by me. A bad smell is a small price to pay when there is a potential of over a thousand jobs created. I will take gas well in my backyard also if I get my own direct line.

  • Riddickfield Dec 18, 4:39 p.m.

    Check out the videos on line showing burning water from the tap. rushbot

    And then check out the fact that that had absolutely nothing to do with drilling, was just media sensationalism... in other words, lies.

  • rushbot Dec 18, 2:24 p.m.

    Watch out NC, the republicans are in charge now.

    rushbot

    Yep, so get over it. Isn't that what you say about Barry being re-elected? It goes both way my double standard having friend, it goes both ways.
    Crumps Br0ther .. .. ..It is true..sad times are coming..I don't have double standards, but I do worry about the economy and environment..

  • Crumps Br0ther Dec 18, 2:03 p.m.

    Watch out NC, the republicans are in charge now.

    rushbot

    Yep, so get over it. Isn't that what you say about Barry being re-elected? It goes both way my double standard having friend, it goes both ways.

  • rushbot Dec 18, 1:41 p.m.

    Watch out NC, the republicans are in charge now. Check out the videos on line showing burning water from the tap. Yummy, yummy. And once they pollute an aquifer it is permanently ruined.

  • jgilchr Dec 18, 12:19 p.m.

    No coverage of the protest this morning?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Dec 18, 11:45 a.m.

    Isn't this government "Mining and Energy" group made up of corporate executives from mining and energy businesses? "Everyone in favor of a 50% salary increase, say AYE. AYE!"

  • maewyn2 Dec 18, 11:16 a.m.

    Well I own land here in easstern NC, and I dont approve of them useing my Gas, if I think they are goin after it... well i'm old fashioned, i'll give them some other minerals to worry about... lead

  • Crumps Br0ther Dec 18, 10:53 a.m.

    Angry hippies amuse me. I wonder if the terrorist group ELF will start causing mischief?

  • peterpepper Dec 18, 10:50 a.m.

    how, when did these speakers get chosen ?
    What are their interest I wonder, who are they?

  • jlp Dec 18, 10:01 a.m.

    I'm sure they aren't working very hard. Frack where you want when you want for as long as you want as long as you line our pockets. The NC GOP way.

  • cwmllc1952 Dec 18, 9:59 a.m.

    Look at when we have an increase in Earthquakes as Dallas/Fort Worth how are our buildings going to hold up.The older buildings; as seen in Raleigh, are not able to withstand any earthquake. WHO will be responsible for these collapses and subsequent DEATHS.

  • Scubagirl Dec 18, 9:02 a.m.

    How about this for a reg.....DON'T ALLOW IT!!!!

  • westernwake1 Dec 18, 8:54 a.m.

    3 minutes for 10 speakers.... it's just another way of saying that "we don't really care what the public thinks. Full speed ahead on the agenda from our gas company sponsors."

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 18, 8:40 a.m.

    10 speakers @ 3 mintues each, so 30 minutes for the public. Sure sound like they don't care what the public has to say. Also the "Public" had better get to speaking out and get the law changed that allows them to drill under your land without approval. Also changes in the law that currently take the companies off the hook for damages they create. People of NC had better be looking at this hard, as it is already costing a lot of tax payer dollars and we're two years away yet.

  • piene2 Dec 18, 8:18 a.m.

    The only fracking regulation needed is to prohibit it totally.

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