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  •  The sad part (4+ / 0-)

    The stupid shale oil and gas wells that they want have an absurdly rapid depletion rate, requiring rapid expansion of wells to maintain current levels. The only reason for doing it is short-term profit. There is no long-term security in constantly drilling 50,000 holes per year.

    They also want uranium, copper, silver, and gold off federal lands because a quirk in the Mining Act of 1872 allowed these metals to be extracted without paying royalties. Look at the number of foreign mining companies with active claims on the periphery of the Grand Canyon for instance.

    There is nothing resembling economic necessity, national security, or public interest in any of these activities.

    Be radical in your compassion.

    by DWG on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 12:17:18 PM PDT

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    •  your report. . . (4+ / 0-)

      meshes with my own info, DWG. I am seriously thinking, and if the DKos community so allows, shifting some of my diaries to my favorite diatribes concerning such issues. I do a lot of networking for a variety of pro environmental sources, such as N.R.D.C., Credo, and god knows there's now a mess of them that are just as engaging. Thing is: we really are losing ground, fast, given the spoils of companies as you just described and their method to madness. My question to the community when I post these diaries, again, if I get brazen enough to do it, is it's not enough to know this stuff, but more important to take action. I think this community can come up with a decent game plan and make a concerted to do just that. In short, I am sending a general query to everyone asking what he or she thinks, and how best to go about trying to plug the brains of these ruinous people who do their worst to be a quick profit in as short a time as possible. I mean, this is the only Mother Earth we'll ever get and look what we're doing to her! Look what this meaningful comment is saying in a huge way? 50K wells a year and God Bless America! while we Goddamn the environment.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 01:27:49 PM PDT

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