Acting like a gentleman isn't getting
me what I really want
"Instead of 'drill baby drill,' the more you look at
this, the more you realize, it's 'stall, baby, stall.'
-Sarah Palin, calling out Barack Obama for his
lack of manliness
Look how much you're giving Texas!
Why won't you let Pennsylvania get what's
natural? When you gonna let me tap that gas?
We've developed drills flexible and
long enough. They can bend just the
right way to put pressure on your
hydrofrac zone to get your oil.
I promise I'm not going to hurt you
I just have to hose you down with water before
We can use gel on the proppant to
make sure I get every last bit of oil
out of you.
I can't promise I won't make a mess
…and I can't tell you what chemicals
are enhancing my performance.
“While gas companies refuse to identify the chemicals they use —
claiming that is proprietary information — critics cite contamination
problems in other natural gas drilling fields. They worry that
unregulated fracking can taint drinking water, deplete aquifers and
produce briny wastewater that can kill fish. In Dimock, Pa., about
40 miles west of the Matoushek well but outside the Delaware
basin, state environmental regulators say that cracked casings on
fracked wells have tainted residential water supplies with methane
The Environmental Protection Agency announced last month that it
will study the impact of fracking on the environment and human
health. The EPA said in 2004 there was no evidence that fracking
threatens drinking water quality, but critics, including a veteran
engineer in the Denver regional EPA office, argued that report’s
methodology was flawed.”
It's okay though... I promise to clean
“The general practice is to collect (or at least try
to collect) whatever water or other fluids that
come out of the well or are used in the drilling in
plastic lined pits. When the drilling is over, the
pits are covered over.”
I put the plastic
down after I'm