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Wed, 03 Jun 2009

Hydraulic Fracturing, How Dare We Try to Produce More!!


It appears that Rep. Diana DeGette (Democrat - Colorado) is going to try once again to remove the exemption of Hydraulic Well Fracturing from the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). To do this, would increase the cost an additional $150,000 per well and in all probability not make any difference in the safety of the our drinking water. It would just be another layer of bureaucracy costing the producer, and ultimately the consumer, more money.

We all know that we need to use this technique to recover the hydrocarbons our society desires and needs. We also know that the individual states do a very good job of regulating our activities to protect the water and other resources. They are familiar with the geological characteristics of the given areas and only allow appropriate procedures to be used in stimulating wells. But, here again we see that our elected employees feel that they know better than their employers.

Get the pens, keyboards and telephones warmed up once again. Let you representatives know that this is an unnecessary move and educate them to the fact that the individual states are in a much better position to regulate this activity.

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