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Exxon Ceo: Don't Frack In My Backyard

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The CEO of ExxonMobil – the top producer of natural gas in the US – has joined a lawsuit that challenges the construction of a water tower connected to hydraulic fracturing operations near his Texas home, given that it may reduce the property value.

CEO Rex Tillerson and other plaintiffs claim the hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – project will cause unwanted noise and traffic associated with trucking water from the 160-foot tower to the drilling site, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The tower will provide water “to oil and gas explorers for fracing [sic] shale formations leading to traffic with heavy trucks on FM 407, creating a noise nuisance and traffic hazards,” according to the lawsuit. The water tower is owned by Cross Timbers Water Supply Corporation.

Tillerson’s lawyer claims the noise, traffic, and actual fracking does not bother the ExxonMobil CEO, stating that it is the possible depreciation of his $5 million property in Bartonville, Texas that he is worried about. [...]

full article here: http://rt.com/usa/exxon-ceo-fracking-lawsuit-180/

Hypocrite. <_<

Somebody should start fracking in Camoron's backyard, lets see how he will react to that.

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You don't need to own land in the UK to apply for planning permission on it.

It would be amusing (although expensive) to put planning applications in for fracking in the back gardens of various politicians.

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