Well I posted my comment to Womack but it said it had to be moderated 1st ? Hmm that was a 1st . So I will post it here .
Insults stir me , but I use research to attack my offenders .
Not Ad hominem attacks like Womack !
Ad hominem attacks can take the form of overtly attacking somebody, or more subtly casting doubt on their character or personal attributes as a way to discredit their argument.
This is Jim Womack reply to a Lee County citizen’s concerns
about fracking in NC.
Balderdash. More hysteria from those who spew emotional drivel rather
than balanced, fact-based truth about the industry. Mrs. Wood knows full well
that property values rise substantially in drilling zones- in the Eagle Ford
Shale they are up as much as 900% in just four years across McMullen County,
TX. Only in very rare circumstances are property values diminished.
Air quality goes up as the result of drilling, not down as Mrs. Wood
might have you believe. Increasing supplies of shale energy allows Duke Energy
to convert more electric plants to cleaner burning natural gas, retiring the
dirtier coal-fired facilities. The 25% or so improvement in air quality across
Pennsylvania the past five years was a shock to everyone. But it is intuitively
obvious that shale energy is much cleaner to burn and much more efficient than
Industrial zones are all over this county- they have been since the
early 1900's as Lee County became an industrial and manufacturing hub. We are
striving to expand those zones and to host even more companies with high paying
jobs (just like the ones this industry brings). It's part of the Lee County
And finally, there is no moratorium in place. The prohibition on
horizontal drilling was lifted with Senate Bill 820 in 2012. Vertical drilling,
care sampling, and seismic testing are permissible today. Shale Energy
extraction has the legislative green light to plan now for issuance of
horizontal drilling permits in spring 2015. When the MEC is finished codifying
its rules, the general assembly will grant permission for horizontal drilling
to commence and DENR will begin issuing those permits.
#6 Of course, there are two sides to any coin and the
tremendous growth seen in communities around Texas has brought on a host of
other social ills. Camps full of young men making spectacular money with little
to spend it on are a goldmine for peddlers of sex and drugs. Traffic accidents
in McMullen County have jumped by 300 percent since the start of the latest
Texas oil boom.
Now let’s compare the Size & Populous of this county , You
say has 900% property value increase, fact-(based truth? )which I can’t find
that report in your Ad hominem attacks ?
Fact : There are over 82% More people living in Lee Co in
about ¼ amount of land .
McMullen County , Texas, As of the 2010 census, its
population was 707, making it the fifth least populous county in Texas. Area:
1,143 sq miles (2,960 km²) Population: 726 (2012)
Lee County , North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the
population was 57,866. Its county seat is Sanford. Area: 259 sq miles (670.8 km²) Population:
59,715 (2012) Source Wikipedia
Not all the folks in that little county in Texas are happy
with the G&O companies or the pipeline folks either.
But the law also allows companies to withhold the “identity
and amount of the chemical ingredient used” as a trade secret. And it lets
companies determine what is a trade secret.
“What’s the point? Where is the value in that?” asked
landowner Bill Sibley, whose family owns ranches in Atascosa, McMullen and
Duval counties that once belonged to his great-grandfather. “I’ve heard they’ve
used everything from formaldehyde to instant coffee. Who knows? Nobody knows
or this article about land being Devalued with pipelines
going through McMullen County farmland.