Thursday, July 24, 2014

Open Letter to NC Senator R Rabin

I found this letter at our facebook page and asked Tomas if I could post it here . It makes some fabuous points and even if Rabin does not read it maybe we can learn something from it.

Open Letter to Senator Rabin-
Dear Senator Rabin,
First; the Vietnam War wasn't about protecting American Families. It was about continuing French colonialism. In 1945, Vietnam sought independence before China was communist and quoted the American Declaration of Independence - France wouldn't have it.
Second; May 27, 2014 – A Bloomberg News analysis of 61 shale drilling companies found that the economic picture of shale oil and gas is unstable. Shale debt has almost doubled over the last four years while revenue has gained just 5.6 percent. For the 61 companies in their analysis, Bloomberg News reported: “In a measure of the shale industry’s financial burden, debt hit $163.6 billion in the first quarter.” Further, Bloomberg News noted that drillers are caught in a bind because they must keep borrowing to pay for exploration needed to “offset steep production declines typical of shale wells…. For companies that can’t afford to keep drilling, less oil coming out means less money coming in, accelerating the financial tailspin.”
Third; November 21, 2013 – The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative released a six-state collaborative report demonstrating that the oil and gas industry has greatly exaggerated the number of jobs created by drilling and fracking in shale formations. The report found that far from the industry’s claims of 31 direct jobs created per well, only four jobs are created for each well. It also demonstrated that almost all of the hundreds of thousands of ‘ancillary’ jobs that the drilling industry claims are related to shale drilling existed before such drilling occurred. As Frank Mauro, executive director of the Fiscal Policy Institute put it, “Industry supporters have exaggerated the jobs impact in order to minimize or avoid altogether taxation, regulation, and even careful examination of shale drilling.”
Fourth; Now sir, are you sure of your situation - "outgunned by this deep-pocketed environmentalist super-PAC"?
Fifth; May 29, 2014 - In New York State, more than 250 medical organizations and health professionals released a letter detailing emerging trends in the data on fracking that show significant risk to public health, air quality, water, as well as other impacts. With signatories including the American Academy of Pediatrics, District II, the American Lung Association in New York, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and many leading researchers examining the impacts of fracking, they wrote, “The totality of the science which now encompasses hundreds of peer-reviewed studies and hundreds of additional reports and case examples, shows that permitting fracking poses significant threats to the air, water, health and safety....”
Finally; Are you aware sir, that communist China owns half the oil and gas leases from Alberta to Texas, inclusive of the Midwest? Asset Sales To Close Cash Shortfalls And Reduce Debt – SOLD... to China. China owns nearly half the Midwest now. That's right, your US ass-ets are owned by China, Communist China. It never was about America's Resources For America.
Items 2,3,4, from "Scientific, Medical And Journalistic Findings Demonstrating Risks And Harms Of Fracking" published just this month, July 2014: 70 pages - Concerned Health Professionals of NY; Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms Of Fracking (Unconventional Gas And Oil Extraction)
From a Vietnam era veteran born in North Carolina.
Tomas DiFiore
DOWNLOAD THE COMPENDIUM and please read it sir.
Concerned Health Professionals Of New York
http://concernedhealthny.org/Compendium/ 



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