I suggest everyone reads the National Geographic March 2013. This is …

Comment on Fracking may be used but horizontal drilling will be preferred by Jim Cleary.

I suggest everyone reads the National Geographic March 2013.
This is an article that covers all sectors of this debate.
Also, if possible open this link;
http://www.independentwatertesting.com/education-center/148-what-is-the-halliburton-loophole.html
As you may know Bush and Cheney changed the rule in favour of the Oil industry, known as “The Halliburton Loophole” where they did not have to declare what chemicals were being used for Fracking.
I only hope that Australia stands firm and will not allow the same freedom allowing unknown chemicals being used.
Even now in parts of Colorado, people are having second thoughts. Permits having been granted are now being stopped until further research is carried out.

Recent Comments by Jim Cleary

That’s why we all live here
Have seen some great sunsets here in Colorado, but nothing matching the brilliant colours seen in the Alice.


Chin up, says tourism pioneer: Go and sell it
What great memories.
It was a pleasure knowing Keith and working with him even as part of the competition, Pioneer Tours.
When things went wrong at times, both companies were there too assist the other to ensure the tourist got to their destination. I have so many fond memories from those days.
Thank you Keith.


Who pays the bill when fracking goes wrong?
Just like the 1967 referendum, we all know how that turned out.
Alice will suffer because those who do not rely on the local water will have the final say.
Fracking is not worth the damage left behind.


Fracking consultation meaningless charade
Having worked and lived in Alice from 1965 through 1999, I am very familiar with the water needs and supplies the locals depend on.
Now living in Colorado on the edge of Weld county, I am fully aware of the damage that fracking can do to the environment.
As we all know fracking is carried out below the water table. It also requires the pumping of harmful mixtures of chemicals into the ground to assist in fracturing the rock below the water table.
This then allows the mixture pumped into the ground to rise and mix with the natural water.
So, apart from the chemical mixture pumped in, there is the waste product mixed with your water coming to the surface that needs to be disposed.
Alice as we know relies on this water for survival.
These fracking companies use millions of gallons of water at each fracking site, and there is only one place they can get the water and we know where that is.
Don’t let them frack up a wonderful fragile environment. Keep them out.


‘Trump win opportunity to re-assess defence policies’
No worry about China ever attacking Australia. The way you are selling it off they will own it all soon.


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