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Split Estate

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But what do you suggest
Posted: May 9, 2014 by Donna Flynn
Program: Split Estate (2 comments)
for the replacement of jobs in the communities? Most of those now depending on fracking were severely affected by the joke of the oil shale boom and lost everything. In this economy, where do they work? My husband is 4 years from retirement in the field, his family also receive modest royalties which count as the bulk of his elder siblings' incomes. What about the loss of revenue to the state? What do you propose to replace it with in the immediate time to fill these losses? I have a son who has worked with renewables that are shipped to other countries, so much could be done with them here. So how do we break the chokehold of Big Oil? There is so little offere to people whose very lives right through to death depend upon good paying jobs and bennies that many fracking companies offer. My husband has always had great healthcare, 401k that survived fairly well, and now an actual retirement fund as well. His company puts $1,000 annually into our HSA to help cover out of pocket medical. When he was hurt on the job, his company paid a top surgeon of his choice to perform surgery, then paid him full pay throughout a three month recovery, along with all therapy and expenses. Many others would have legally fired him at once. Where in this country could we replace all of THAT?
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
The tension between economic growth and protecting the environment is always a tough balancing act. There is no free lunch.
Thanks for sharing your point of view on the subject.
All the Best,
CPT12 Staff
Split Estate - Really?
Posted: February 23, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: Split Estate (2 comments)
Your series is riddle with half truths and misleading commentary, including that by the fundraisers (using a 12 year old........really?) I noticed the careful wording by your film makers accomplices by saying that the water taken from a fracked well was full of toxins and cancer causing chemicals, then comparing them from Oil and Gas experts who said that the chemicals were nothing more that detergents used to dissolve clay soils (which is true) and that you could drink the solution. The continuous play on this is ridiculous and your fund raising deserves better and more truthful topics to raise funds for your publicly sponsored and taxpayer supported station. Please stop advancing this administrations agenda and use more creditable sources. No professor from School of Mines or equally trained petroleum engineer was not included in your fundraising panel but just the same old wore out hippies that continually man your phones advancing their tiresome agendas.
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for taking the time to share your comments.  We feel everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.  This is consistent with our mission to provide diverse programming in support of freedom to speak without censorship or limitation, or both.  We don’t take a particular position on any of our programming and leave freedom of thought up to the individual viewer.  Not all viewers will agree with all programs.  We feel we offer lots of other programs that you would find agreeable and hope you will remain a viewer/supporter.   
CPT-12 Staff 
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