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6.02.2015

Gov. Abbott Signs Bill Outlawing Local Fracking Bans - Protest In Denton Follows


Story. There's all sorts of angles here. The potential damage of fracking, whether a municipality should be able to ban it, and whether we-are-against-big-government Texas can tell a municipality they can't ban it.

All that being said, I simply liked the following picture. See, we can all get along.


35 comments:

Anonymous said...

hillary voter i would bet

Anonymous said...

It must be sheer coincidence that all three had the day off from work today.

Anonymous said...

If Obama had three illegitimate half Kenyan chirrens from a cracker face Chicago intern...

Anonymous said...

As I understand it, Three more Protesters were arrested after the original 3 in Denton were released. Oklahoma passed a similar ban in their Legislative Session and are facing the same kind of protests. People in Oklahoma are concerned about oil and Gas activity because of the amount of earthquakes that have been linked to it's drilling activities.

I'm not so sure it was criminal trespass either. It appears they are on Public access and Public access cannot be blocked but then it is not blocked and the public has access to do things, such as demonstrate reasonably.

But I'm not a lawyer ;-)

Anonymous said...

All of these people are college educated individuals, including one is a Professor. Unlike some of the Commenters above which leads me to think they are doing the right thing. Good for them.

Anonymous said...

Wanna bet the protesters didn't ride a horse or bicycle to the protest.

Anonymous said...

It was on Facebook that the Officer in the Picture was thanking the protesters for what they were doing.

Anonymous said...

everybody chill................an F-250 would clear them easily.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:27 is it a coincidence that you are following a blog and commenting on a work day? At least those three were improving conditions for their community, you....I don't know what you'd call what you are doing for yours.

Anonymous said...

Fracking is not causing earthquakes, you idiot. Man made global warmism is causing the earthquakes. It's a good thing that we were in a drought because if the lakes were all full before the rains came, just think of the flooding that would have occurred.

Anonymous said...

We are against big government.

We are against big government with no common sense.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the people that get mail box money are against fracking?

Anonymous said...

Funny how the state of Texas tells cities what to do, when the state of Texas sure didn't like the US Gov telling Texas what to do--i.e. ACA, etc

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

When drilling activity includes fracking and fracking can not exist without Injection disposal wells, (which scientifically been linked to earthquakes) then yes Fracking causes earthquakes. IDIOT

Anonymous said...

Again, you folks act like this is new stuff. A Journal of Science article from back in the late 1960s documented research on unexpected earthquakes around the Rocky Mountain Arsenal near Denver after deep injection wells were drilled by the Army and waste waters injected underground. It was a seismically neutral zone, so the science geeks freaked when tremors started almost immediately. After a year to two years of pumping, they thought maybe they should stop & see what happened. Surprise! The earthquakes stopped immediately. Seems to be a causal link to me. The Army hasn't pumped in that location since.

DF Bill Nye the Science Guy

Anonymous said...

So a bunch of Austin legislators bought off by oil & gas lobbyists trump a city-wide vote initiated by people who live, work, and raise their families in Denton? Remind me again how those Austin folks (both parties) are strongly in favor of Local Control, except in this case?

DF Alice in Wonderland

Anonymous said...

4:46----

Not familiar that constitution thingy, are you?

Anonymous said...

It looks like they're sitting in front of a cattle guard. It would have been more appropriate if they were fat

Anonymous said...

If fracing was going to cause long term health problems don't you think the people doing it every day would be getting sick? most of the company men have 10-20-some 30 years experience doing it every day . The fracing takes place about 1.5 miles below the water table so how is it getting into your 300ft water well.

Company man for 35 years and still healty

Anonymous said...

cheaper to buy the Texas Legislature than a whole lot of local governments.

Anonymous said...

5:57 Company Man for 35 years.
Let me explain to you as someone who profits enormously from the work you do. You drill the well, use water from the area to frack, place that water close to my home with chemicals so strong I can't stock with fish and if...my well is local could cause fires to start out of my faucet. You may or may not drink, bath, eat and water plants you live with every day from the well water. But I do. I am concerned but only mildly as I recently, actually now have city water....which is based on Lake Bridgeport and sense Devon is next door does not give me confidence but I ain't dead yet. I love my money but I can see the concern that many have suggested. I have to assume earthquakes in Texas without a fault line is a scientifically interesting thing or I could bury my head in the sand and assume fracking ain't got nothing to do with cause I make money off of. I prefer to keep an open mind and listen and wait for the scientific evaluation.....

Anonymous said...

What is the death toll and value of property damage done by these earthquakes that some dork college professor says that fracking is causing these earthquakes?

Anonymous said...

5:57 your a company man who can't even spell "fracking". That makes me worried enough.

Denton used democracy to determine they didn't want fracking. Now the state wants to take the people's voting right away. Like someone said previously, it is just like the state telling the federal government to butt out. How hypocritical.

Anonymous said...

5:57 The tobacco industry said the same thing for years

Anonymous said...

hydraulic fracturing. I don't see the (K) in it. No we don't call it fracKing only the news papers and TV do that and 8:45 I guess.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to make a poster of this big riot!!! The poster should say: This is how we riot in Texas.....
Nothing burnt down, no robbing and looting.

Anonymous said...

8:45 you're a hypocrite who can't even use the correct "you're." You can always tell who's pro and who's anti. Oilfield people do not use a "k" in fracing because there is no "k" in fracturing.

6:59 "Balcones Fault" look it up. Here I'll help http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Balcones+fault

Anonymous said...

I wonder if those protesters use natural gas. Like buying groceries while complaining about the existence of grocery stores.

Anonymous said...

Dumb a#$ Cracker White people. You cant go against money. Hell politicians get paid by oil and gas you idiots.

Anonymous said...

I doubt the three protesting are even voting citizens in Denton County. The college's there really make things interesting.

I don't believe a city can trump an industry especially when it is as important as natural gas and oil.

Also I believe the scientist group came out and said the earthquakes located in Irving were not related to fracturing. Well not exactly but the article pretty much states they have no idea what is causing them.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20150110-whats-at-fault-scientists-seek-cause-of-irving-quakes.ece

Anonymous said...

dumb ass kids protesting while wearing shoes made from petroleum products.

Anonymous said...

Has there been an earthquake (in the DFW area), other than the one caused by Prince Fielder sliding in to home, since it started raining? Dry ground tends to crack. No science implied just asking?
DF Your other brother Darrell

Anonymous said...

Hey Bu...

The next time you have dinner at Johnny Carino's in Denton, ask for my section.

Double Fake Adam B.

Anonymous said...

Do you think the people protesting realize if the City loses the lawsuit filed by State(GLO), the city has to pay the other sides legal bills?

Anonymous said...

"whether a municipality should be able to ban it, and whether we-are-against-big-government Texas can tell a municipality they can't ban it."

You left out something. What about property rights, to include mineral rights.

So what you are saying is that Denton should have the right to arbitrarily void the property rights of the people of Denton.

That sounds a whole lot worse than the state of Texas telling Denton that they cannot do that.

Hmmm?