Let's dig a massive hole and hope for the best.

by Shouggie on October 18, 2013 - 8:38pm

 

In the article ''Shale Gas Leads to Protests Across Country'' , it mentions several protests due to the Hydraulic Fracturing, which are experiments made by the Shale gas companies in New Brunswick. The companies are hoping to find a sort of gas under several layers of rock in the ground. This operation consists of drilling a massive hole of about  2500 metres deep to be able to extract the wanted gas. This is causing the water to be contaminated and therefore it can't be used by the people in the community.

 

This situation led to many aggressive protests held during the week of October 14th by native demonstrators deciding to block off highways for the better part of the day. It is only after the police got violently involved that the protesters removed themselves and freed the highways. However, other protests were peaceful, such as 50 to 70 people marching throught the streets during rush hour and calmly expressing their frustration. 

 

Like many other issues involving experiments that could harm the environment, these operations held all over New Brunswick are adding to the tension, which are already hard to control, between the Natives and the Canadian government.  

Comments

There was been a lot of natural gas drilling discussions and marches in my hometown in New York. We sit directly over a large shale deposit so there has been a lot of pressure from the gas companies to let them drill. My town passed legislation that said no to drilling in the town limits. We have a large lake at the center of our town and many residents were concerned about the pollution that could take place if drilling were allowed. Despite this there are still issues surrounding drilling in the areas surrounding my home town. I believe that, as of right now, natural gas drilling is unsafe but could maybe one day be used in a safe and beneficial way.
I though you did a good job of getting to the point of your article and stating the important facts surrounding what your article was about. I am interested in your opinion on natural gas drilling as a whole and wish you had talked about that more in your blog. This is an important issue and I thought you did a good job of presenting it in your blog.

There was been a lot of natural gas drilling discussions and marches in my hometown in New York. We sit directly over a large shale deposit so there has been a lot of pressure from the gas companies to let them drill. My town passed legislation that said no to drilling in the town limits. We have a large lake at the center of our town and many residents were concerned about the pollution that could take place if drilling were allowed. Despite this there are still issues surrounding drilling in the areas surrounding my home town. I believe that, as of right now, natural gas drilling is unsafe but could maybe one day be used in a safe and beneficial way.
I though you did a good job of getting to the point of your article and stating the important facts surrounding what your article was about. I am interested in your opinion on natural gas drilling as a whole and wish you had talked about that more in your blog. This is an important issue and I thought you did a good job of presenting it in your blog.

I chose this post to respond to because it has such an attention grabbing title, I had no idea what this article was about but I was interested to read it. In this post you talk about how the Shale oil Company is drill holes to try to find oil, which is causing the water that they live by to be polluted. This pollution is causing the residences near the water to protest the drilling. Having grown up living by the river, I can understand why these residences are so upset by this pollution. My city seems to be very conscious of littering and polluting by or in the river. There are anti-littering signs all over the place and city workers that are constantly making sure the park is clean and litter free. Living in a city like mine, I can’t even imagine what the citizens of my town would do if an oil company tried to pollute our waters. Your post was very good, but what do you think about this issue of pollution in this body of water due to an oil company just trying to make a profit?

I choose this article because of the interesting title. It really drew me in and I had really no idea what it was going to be about until I opened it and had to read it. The article was written well and did a very good job of explaining the protests and what the protestors did. I agree with the opinion how natural gas drilling just isn’t risk free yet and until it does it shouldn’t be used close to residential areas. This was overall a very well written post I just wish you went into a little more depth on the dangers of drilling and why it is so harmful for an environment.

This article caught my attention as it has a quite odd and mysterious title. Once I read the article about the new motives in New Brunswick and how they would lead to contaminating the citizens' water, I immediately related it to the various times we had water contamination in the south shore. Fortunately, most of our likewise situations in the south shore happen for a small amount of time, as opposed to New Brunswick, which would have to deal with this for quite a while if this operation is practiced. I could say that I do personally understand their conflict theorist view as I understand that such brutal removal of drinkable water can lead to tension and frustration.

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