[ExI] Serious topic
wincat at swbell.net
Tue Mar 1 04:16:19 UTC 2011
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[mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 8:33 AM
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Subject: Re: [ExI] Serious topic
David Lubkin wrote:
> And there's a lot of known energy, e.g., nuclear, coal, and natural gas,
> that can be readily tapped without much technical fuss.
I have to say that this kind of talk, in this context, makes my blood
boil with rage. Plenty of natural gas, you say?
Just yesterday, some friends of mine a few miles away discovered that a
Pennsylvania Hydro-fracking corporation managed to persuade someone up
here, in New York State, to take their poisoned fracking water and DUMP
it in a local waterway. Dump it, in exchange for money.
So while some people in this community talk about there being a big
untapped reserve of natural gas, my water - and the water of hundreds of
thousands of people in this region - is in imminent risk of being
poisoned. Or is actually being poisoned, right now, as we debate this
This is not a time to be debating the niceties of Hubbert curves, or
talking about there being a lot of known energy. It is a time for
emergency action to find alternative sources.
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