• August 2, 2015

Harris backing fracking - The Star Democrat - Easton, Maryland: Local

Politics Harris backing fracking

Chairman of House Energy and Environment Subcomittee tells Talbot GOP about 'gold rush' in Pa.

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011 1:00 am

EASTON U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, wants more sanity brought to the nation's energy policy and thinks the focus should shift from alternative energies such as solar and wind to a controversial natural gas collection process commonly known as fracking.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Choose an online service.

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 5 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription at this time and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at (410) 822-1500. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login Now

Need an online subscription?

Subscribe

Login

Choose an online service.

More about

More about

More about

More about

Welcome to the discussion.

5 comments:

  • memphisg posted at 11:30 am on Mon, Feb 6, 2012.

    memphisg Posts: 1

    Fracking has not been done safely and has done much harm. It is ironic that Harris, one of the only Republicans delegates in Maryland should have such negative environmental power. He should be replaced on this sub committee.

    memphisg

     
  • harrisisanidiot posted at 3:06 pm on Thu, Feb 2, 2012.

    harrisisanidiot Posts: 1

    He says there is no proof fracking has contaminated ground water. Because water from a faucet is suppossed to catch on fire

     
  • jeffa posted at 4:37 pm on Wed, Feb 1, 2012.

    jeffa Posts: 1

    What a goofball. More World Wrestling Federation government from the remnants of a once-rationale Repubican Party.

     
  • MIKE6U posted at 10:15 pm on Thu, Jan 26, 2012.

    MIKE6U Posts: 2

    I dont get how there is a 'gold rush' when the workers are coming from 'Texas and Louisiana'. I was hiking thru Sullivan County PA last summer and most of those workers on the rigs are from Mexico, and dont speak English at all. The hotels are filled, great, so what the maids are getting rich? LOL. They are taking the gas out of the ground, literally bulldozing the forest and trout streams with tracked vehicles, and the state & people gets almost no tax revenue in return. In Alaska, the state at least gets the revenue first and they alaskans pay no income tax. Furthermore, if there is a big spill, and of course its a matter of when, not if, all that stuff is going to flow downhill into OUR BAY and kill fish, crabs and oysters, and there is no GOLD RUSH here in Maryland is there? we get the worst of both worlds, thanks for thinking this one through Mr. Harris. I think fracking may have its benefits, and we need domestic energy, but that's no reason to give away trout streams, forests, and human health. Why shouldn't they have to DISCLOSE what's in the fracking fluid? if its so safe TELL US WHAT IT IS. But that's a pesky regulation that would just bankrupt the oil and gas companies right? ha ha, fill up your propane tank and tell me if it was a penny less they would not be around no more. Andy Harris, bought and paid for by interests that dont even INVOLVE OUR STATE!!

     
  • DelmarvaProgressive posted at 11:14 am on Wed, Jan 25, 2012.

    DelmarvaProgressive Posts: 1

    Andy Harris, the ideologue, continues to bluster without understanding or care for the people he represents. He is financially supported by the very corporations that will benefit from the "fracking" he endorses. Interestingly, he never talks about the environmental or health issues associated with this technique of natural gas recovery. What's really shocking is that this man is a medical doctor and should care more about his constituents' health and safety. New studies have been released, showing that "fracking" is not the safe process Harris wants everyone to think it is. Ohio has shut down it's "fracking" program because it is causing earthquakes and destabilizing the ground beneath and around the wells. Harris wants to adopt a 'scorched-earth' energy policy, without regard for the environment or the people living nearby. This is so typical of those Republicans who are more interested in capital returns than they are in the future of our children and grandchildren. This man needs a wake-up call at the polls in November!

     

Twitter