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Keep fuel cost up, help other states add jobs: Oppose fracking

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As a citizen of Texas and a summer resident of New York, I want to urge all of you New Yorkers to oppose, as strongly as you can, fracking in New York state. You may realize that modern fracking started in Texas several decades ago in the 1990s. Today, we in Texas produce two million barrels of oil a day by fracking statewide and over five billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from ...

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August 25, 2014
7:57 p.m.

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Making money should not be life's goal. Making money in the pursuit of one's goals should be the mantra. Making money by destroying the environment should be a last resort, not the easiest.

August 26, 2014
1:35 a.m.

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Emotional? The pot calls the kettle black, I believe. Hysterical statements like:
'After all, engineers are like businessmen, aren’t they? So we shouldn’t trust any of them'
are just that, hysterical. This and the general condescending, disconnected tone of this sermon just reinforce my image of the industry. While Mr. Malec loads his 12 gauge with fun facts about how rich we could be, most of which would likely be duds once the bigger picture was known, he shoots himself in the foot with his adolescent tone. Both barrels.
So why should I believe Mr. Malec or give him credibility? Oh right, he's an executive in a power company! Great!
Next? I'm still not convinced.