Obama opens doors for unlimited and unrestricted FRACKING

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  1. jack404

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    17 April 2012

    Prez Orders More Unconventional Natural Gas

    [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 17, 2012)]
    [Presidential Documents]
    [Pages 23107-23108]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2012-9473]


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    Vol. 77

    Tuesday,

    No. 74

    April 17, 2012

    Part VII

    The President

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    Executive Order 13605--Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of
    Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources

    Presidential Documents

    Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 74 / Tuesday, April 17, 2012 /
    Presidential Documents

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    Title 3--
    The President

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    Executive Order 13605 of April 13, 2012

    Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of
    Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources

    By the authority vested in me as President by the
    Constitution and the laws of the United States of
    America, and in order to coordinate the efforts of
    Federal agencies responsible for overseeing the safe
    and responsible development of unconventional domestic
    natural gas resources and associated infrastructure and
    to help reduce our dependence on oil, it is hereby
    ordered as follows:

    Section 1. Policy. In 2011, natural gas provided 25
    percent of the energy consumed in the United States.
    Its production creates jobs and provides economic
    benefits to the entire domestic production supply
    chain, as well as to chemical and other manufacturers,
    who benefit from lower feedstock and energy costs. By
    helping to power our transportation system, greater use
    of natural gas can also reduce our dependence on oil.
    And with appropriate safeguards, natural gas can
    provide a cleaner source of energy than other fossil
    fuels.

    For these reasons, it is vital that we take full
    advantage of our natural gas resources, while giving
    American families and communities confidence that
    natural and cultural resources, air and water quality,
    and public health and safety will not be compromised.

    While natural gas production is carried out by private
    firms, and States are the primary regulators of onshore
    oil and gas activities, the Federal Government has an
    important role to play by regulating oil and gas
    activities on public and Indian trust lands,
    encouraging greater use of natural gas in
    transportation, supporting research and development
    aimed at improving the safety of natural gas
    development and transportation activities, and setting
    sensible, cost-effective public health and
    environmental standards to implement Federal law and
    augment State safeguards.

    Because efforts to promote safe, responsible, and
    efficient development of unconventional domestic
    natural gas resources are underway at a number of
    executive departments and agencies (agencies), close
    interagency coordination is important for effective
    implementation of these programs and activities. To
    formalize and promote ongoing interagency coordination,
    this order establishes a high-level, interagency
    working group that will facilitate coordinated
    Administration policy efforts to support safe and
    responsible unconventional domestic natural gas
    development.

    Sec. 2. Interagency Working Group to Support Safe and
    Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic
    Natural Gas Resources. There is established an
    Interagency Working Group to Support Safe and
    Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic
    Natural Gas Resources (Working Group), to be chaired by
    the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, or a
    designated representative.

    (a) Membership. In addition to the Chair, the
    Working Group shall include deputy-level
    representatives or equivalent officials, designated by
    the head of the respective agency or office, from:

    (i) the Department of Defense;

    (ii) the Department of the Interior;

    (iii) the Department of Agriculture;

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    (iv) the Department of Commerce;

    (v) the Department of Health and Human Services;

    (vi) the Department of Transportation;

    (vii) the Department of Energy;

    (viii) the Department of Homeland Security;

    (ix) the Environmental Protection Agency;

    (x) the Council on Environmental Quality;

    (xi) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;

    (xii) the Office of Management and Budget;

    (xiii) the National Economic Council; and

    (xiv) such other agencies or offices as the Chair may invite to
    participate.

    (b) Functions. Consistent with the authorities and
    responsibilities of participating agencies and offices,
    the Working Group shall support the safe and
    responsible production of domestic unconventional
    natural gas by performing the following functions:

    (i) coordinate agency policy activities, ensuring their efficient and
    effective operation and facilitating cooperation among agencies, as
    appropriate;

    (ii) coordinate among agencies the sharing of scientific, environmental,
    and related technical and economic information;

    (iii) engage in long-term planning and ensure coordination among the
    appropriate Federal entities with respect to such issues as research,
    natural resource assessment, and the development of infrastructure;

    (iv) promote interagency communication with stakeholders; and

    (v) consult with other agencies and offices as appropriate.

    Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be
    implemented consistent with applicable law and subject
    to the availability of appropriations.

    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to
    impair or otherwise affect:

    (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the
    head thereof; or

    (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
    relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not,
    create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural,
    enforceable at law or in equity by any party against
    the United States, its departments, agencies, or
    entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any
    other person.


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  2. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I don't think anybody here would refer to me as being greenish in any sense of the word. But..I cannot get on board with fracking. I realize we need to utilize more of our own natural resources.

    The only way fracking will work is if they have their own means of guaranteeing none of the runoff will EVER leak into any creeks, streams, lakes, rivers, etc... Self contained sewage is the only way to keep fracking from poisoning folks.
  3. jack404

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    fracking has already poisoned 14% of the ground water in the USA , the greenies dont protest that , it'll be 40% by the end of this decade and with what i read above and the industry news it'll be nation wide in 20 years
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    They're fighting it hard here in NY state. I doubt it will ever happen, here anyway.
  5. Iron Eagle

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    Due to them drilling for cng right here in Louisiana, and there are gas wells all around, I feel that there is too much negative stuff being said about fracking. Less that a 1/4 mile from my house is a gas well that has been there for a few years. Our water system is a series of wells. There has been no problems at all. The water is fine. It doen't stink, nor is it discolored.
    The biggest problem with reliance on cng is the fact that the cost of it will go up. What the government is pushing is stupid. In this area, there are maybe two places to fill up with cng. I would never buy a vehicle that ran on it. I could not drive very far with it, because of not being able to fill it. Cng will go up, and when it does, everything that runs on it will be useless, whether it is a power plant, or cars and trucks.
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