People in Ohio need jobs, need money, need to survive. Without the money factor involved here, people might be able to see that there are well documented cases of human misery around the drilling sites.
Yesterday I thought this was a site for discussion. Yesterdays attempt at discussion were met with name-calling, and nonrespondsiveness on the questions, redirection of the issue into personal slams (by a user who has removed the 'reply' button from their comments).
I did not say I was against fracking in this vote forum, I didn't say either way. I wanted to hear why persons opinions were what they are, hoping this could help me in making an intelligent decision. Instead I found a forum that if you agree with the majority, you are good. If you disagree, you are basically attacked by some members. Not a forum that is encouraging to freedom of speech, or productive.
This comment is my general impression of my experience of trying to enter a discussion on this forum.
You have busted someone else's thread to get your points across... the question was, are you for or against drilling - it was not intended to be your or anyone else's place to post your propaganda from TXSharon or Propublica. Start your own discussion thread if you want to post your points, but don't be surprised if you are still met with hostility - as someone has pointed out before, this site is called "GoMarcellus" not "StopDrilling".
And since I have yet to place my vote, emphatically YES... With what we have learned, plus the technological drilling advances and tightened regulatory control drilling is being done safer than ever. THOSE advances can be credited in part to knowledgeable landowners who did their homework and research and did not buy into every little claim of "the sky is falling". Remember, landowners are not only the ones with the most to gain, they are the ones with the most to lose.
First, I have no 'points' that I'm trying to get across. Posted a fair question and supposed that those with more information than me could offer a fair reply.
I am not trying to persuade anyone of anything, was hoping to see what tipped the scales to a yes or a no. But no one seems to want to say.
My initial response to Ron Eiselstein was replied to by him, with an invitation to give where I'd read my information. I replied to him. He didn't complain and it is his thread.
Hostility is probably a good word for the reactions many have posted here. Why? What am I missing?