cubic_spleen: Simple solution: If the fluids are safe, then all of the executives, board of directors, and major shareholders should be willing to drink a cup of the stuff. And if they are not willing, then they should be forced.
cubic_spleen: Xcott: cubic_spleen: Simple solution: If the fluids are safe, then all of the executives, board of directors, and major shareholders should be willing to drink a cup of the stuff. And if they are not willing, then they should be forced.Except the whole thing is a bit of a dodge: the problem with fracking fluid isn't what goes in, but what comes out.You can use pure H2O blessed by the Pope passed through crystal tubes polished for a thousand years by the ass of a duck, but once you're done fracking, you wouldn't want to drink it or let it seep into the environment. You probably can't even re-use it as fracking fluid.But even this is a bit of a dodge: if the fluid is appropriately recovered and safely transported to wherever bad things go, the fracturing can impact water supplies. The real scare isn't over some industrial fluid, but what fracturing is going to do to water quality.Fair enough: From now on, the executives, board, and all major shareholders of all industries should be required to live on the most polluted land owned, leased, or used by those industries. They can only drink local well water, and can only eat food grown on that land. Anyone who survives a year gets the shares of those who don't. That's at least as fair and open-minded as what the fossil-fuel shills want to force on people who live near fracking grounds.
NightSteel: Someone hasn't watched the videos of people setting their tap water on fire after the start of fracking in their area. Only a politician would call that successful regulation.I hate that this guy is my rep.
Karac: cubic_spleen: Simple solution: If the fluids are safe, then all of the executives, board of directors, and major shareholders should be willing to drink a cup of the stuff. And if they are not willing, then they should be forced.Remember the last time they tried that stunt? Some CEO stood up at a press conference, produced a glass of what he claimed to be fracking fluid, and even then he had an underling drink it.I want truth in press conferences. Get the primary stockholder and whole board of executives, take them out to a drilling sight and have them each drain a gallon straight off the well-head's teat and chug it themselves.
Karac: Elegy: In theory, I don't have a problem with oil companies disclosing what's in their mud mixes when drilling. The problem is that it won't help as much as you think, because the companies drilling the wells aren't the ones making the mud additives, and the companies making the mud additives aren't telling anyone what's in them, beyond the most general of terms.Last time I helped on a drill rig (mobile rotary drill, not an oil rig) we were dumping quik-trol lv into the mud at a pretty good clip. What is quik-trol lv, you ask?Farked if I know, all that's on the bag is that it is a "cellulosic polymer." Works like magic for stabilizing sand, though, and we had something like 100 ft of sand to drill through before we got to rock....So then change the law to say that drilling companies can only use mixes which have the ingredients fully and exactly disclosed. There's no reason that an oil rig shouldn't be required to have the MSDS sheets on the chemicals they're using the same as every other industrial operation.Say you had some of that 'cellulosic polymer' spilled in your eyes. What are you supposed to do for treatment?
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