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Chautauqua Votes Down Fracking Moratorium

February 12, 2014

CHAUTAUQUA — The town of Chautauqua board has voted against a moratorium on horizontal hydraulic fracturing....

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Feb-14-14 4:29 PM

I find olewyn's solutions to the problem interesting and curious. We're going to entice businesses (with tax incentives) to develop hundreds of eyesores on the horizon yet mandate they shut them down, and interrupt their income during migration. So the populous is plunged into darkness in order for a flock of birds to fly through unimpeded for a month or so. Now there's a plan! Evidently there are those who have no fear of random drug testing, but really should.

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Feb-14-14 8:50 AM

Wind Turbines can kill an errant bird.I remember when "DDT"-the Miraculous chemical killer of 'bugs being fogged through communities to kill mosquitos(and bats-and amphibians-the eggs of nesting birds like BALD EAGLES).But we KNEW it was OK-because the chemical producers said so.Why would they LIE?Wind may be 25% efficient until 'ENGINEERS and PHYSICISTS' improve designs as they are vetted with resources to study and implement the changes to increase efficiency.You can shut down a wind mill with no environmental damage-even during peak MIGRATION periods'Where does the wind go?Where does the WASTE go when the water is contaminated DEEP underground and field are torn up and polluted for years and years after the "well" is quickly depleted and the MONEY move on-There is the silence broken only by the wind to remind your grandchildren of your 'better days'.

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Feb-14-14 8:27 AM

The 'pipe dream' is that 'pipes don't leak'.Who "exports" the most OIL?-Who gains the most "financially"?Who inherits the wasted "land/water" when the well is bled out in two years?Who gets the "blame" when a little 'oopsie' occurs?Who wrote the "LAWS" that protect the "OIL PRODUCERS" from 'LIABILITY' when 'accidents' occur?Who wants NEW YORK to be the "NEW"WEST VIRGINIA/KENTUCKY/PENNSYLVANIA?Who wants the only source of CLEAN WATER north of the MASON DIXON LINE despoiled by Chemical Intrusions?Lots of questions?Who are the SNAKE OIL salesmen telling everyone everything is going to be 'allright-sign here,we've been doing THIS for years.'?

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Feb-13-14 5:33 AM

Oelwyn is right. Be careful of what you wish for. "Lots of good jobs"??? I don' think so. Pollution? You can bet on it.

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Feb-12-14 7:45 PM

Windmills typically run at 25% efficiency. This means it would take 800 sq.miles of windmills to equal the power generated by the NRG plant in Dunkirk-if the wind blows. This morning with no wind and -20 would have been a disaster. Wind power is also subsidized 200 times greater per kilowatt than any other power source.

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Feb-12-14 5:07 PM

Absolutely Seadog! Check Paul Driessen. Per US Fish&Wildlife and Am. Bird Conservancy wind turbines kill 444,000 bald/golden eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, cranes, egrets, geese and this does not factor in bats estimated to be in the millions.....

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Feb-12-14 10:52 AM

Oelwyn you need to load up your wind powered pipe dream and escape from your misery.

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Feb-12-14 8:15 AM

Another Fracking site erupts in PA.-Fire expected to take a week to resolve.Police Investigators banned from site. Coal Slurry pipeline just ruptures In W.Va. spilling into watershed!Good work Chautauquans!You've been 'punked'by 'Oil Can Harry'.And you are at the top of the watershed that feed the Allegany-OHIO-and Mississippi rivers.Remember it was WIND that drove the vessels that conquered the Americas.

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