Comments on: In North Carolina, fracking rights rise to surface http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/ Our coverage of worldwide events Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:16:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Neurochuck http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-354460 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:27:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-354460 One example of the costs passed on to the 99% is the damage to rural backroads and bridges by heavy trucks working under various weather conditions – pot holes and gutters become eroded, bridges need replacement by expensive concrete, etc.
On top of the personal tragedies of farming family being maimed and killed by speeding contractors.
And the “holding ponds” of chemical water discharge during rain, and poison downstream water, and force upgrades to the drinking water plant. Or just pay for bottled water you slave suckers.

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By: diluded0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-354459 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:28:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-354459 I own property in NC and Colorado, I don’t even own the water under the Colorado property. Split estates and not owning your mineral rights are very old, settled law. If the state didn’t require disclosure of somebody owning the mineral rights under NC property, then it is the buyer’s fault for not checking: not the fracking companies, not the state. The information was available, and was ignored. We all use energy like there is no end to it, and are starting to pay the price.

If fracking is as harmless as these companies say, the companies extracting the resource need to post a bond sufficient to cover any permenant damage they cause. If they poison a well, they need to reimburse the land owner plus punitive damages. But they need to put the money up front. I’m sure brokers would love to swap these bonds. There are too many examples of corporate mining interest that destroyed an area, then dissolved before they could be held accountable. People got rich in the process of someone else loosing everything. Posting a bond would help prevent that.

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By: sjfella http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-354458 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:23:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-354458 When all is said and done this fracking nightmare will make Love Canal resemble nothing but a leaky water pistol.

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By: Stopthefrack http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-353536 Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:10:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-353536 Ray Covington is involved with NC Oil and Gas. Please read this page to see the conflict of interest. On this page, the goals are stated, “We want this land drilled.” and “We want it drilled in a certain time frame.”

It was a ‘mistake’ vote (supposedly) by one official that allowed fracking to be pushed onto NC. Since our representatives are not in tune with the landowners, at the very least we should bring this issue to a vote in a general election.

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By: JL4 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-353531 Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:35:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-353531 This is just wrong, and on so many levels. Good luck to the residents because they’re going to need it.

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-353530 Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:53:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-353530 They want their government to protect them. How quaint.

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By: mb56 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-353529 Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:36:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-353529 ““If I didn’t know better, I’d say I was living in some place other than the United States,” Vince said.”
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No… this is exactly what the Untied States are rapidly becoming: The United States of (Corporate) America…

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By: From_California http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-353528 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:30:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-353528 Coverage of this issue — which is certain to become much more important than it has been for the past few decades — always misses a basic issue. Almost every state in the U.S. imposes state taxes (usually called severance taxes) on oil and gas production, and in some states such taxes are very significant sources of state revenue. Thus optimal production of oil and gas from existing reservoirs is an interest of the state (and its taxpayers), and not just the private landowners involved. Note that I’m not talking about wells drilled on state-owned lands, but a state tax imposed on production from private lands. In effect, the state has an effective ownership interest in all oil and gas production in the state, even on private lands. Laws that effectively compel private landowners to cooperate in operations that involve multiple adjoining surfacing lands over a common reservoir are not entirely a private dispute. We can’t talk intelligently about these important issues — which definitely can involve potential invasions of property rights — without understanding state revenue interests involved.

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By: americanguy http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-353527 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:08:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-353527 Does anyone need any further proof that the wealthy and the oil companies own us like masters own slaves?
They own Congress and State Legistatures.
Bribe money buys a lot.
Democracy?
That’s a laugh.
We are a dictatorship, the wealthy are the dictators.

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By: forzapista http://blogs.reuters.com/events/2013/02/08/in-north-carolina-fracking-rights-rise-to-surface/#comment-353526 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:22:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/events/?p=10370#comment-353526 “If I didn’t know better, I’d say I was living in some place other than the United States,” Vince said.
Unfortunately Mr Rhea, you are living in some place other than the United Stated. The USA is gone and what we have in it’s place is only a shell of a once great country.

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