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Lifelong ‘frack gag’: Two Pennsylvania children banned from discussing fracking

03.08.2013 04:10

The 7- and 10-year-old children of a Pennsylvania couple that reached a settlement following a lawsuit involving health issues brought on by fracking have been barred from discussing details of the case for the rest of their lives.

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Andy Dee 02.05.2014 18:36

How many more have to be cheaply and deliberately silenced before it's realised what a total disaster fracking is to the air, the water, the environment that we all live in.


mergon 27.04.2014 11:05

America the home of the grave and the land of the gagging order !


Melinda Roberts 05.08.2013 18:02

Only in the "land of the free"... where the dollar reigns supreme.


Douglas Benton Smith 05.08.2013 14:22

What a great way to make a short term fortune in exchange for a long term nightmare ; just buy & sell one's Constitutional Rights ( and the childrens, too, for a small additional fee.)

Talk "Monetize Everything!" We can trade "Rights" like Carbon Credits.

He y , here's another one : why not buy and sell Citizenship ( Nah, already been done.) Okay then, how about LIFE ITSELF ! ( Nope, that's an old one.)

Ah, well, guess I'll just have to fall back on the "Rape, Scrape, Burn & Escape" world of Wall Street . . . or become an FBI Informant. Yeah ! Then I get an income PLUS a free pass to rob & kill !


james grant 05.08.2013 09:31

Isn't this child abuse? If the children speak then they will be punished through their parents. This is madness..


23skidoo 04.08.2013 23:14

Fracking = Cover up
If the people wanted to move over the "activity" in the area there would be no need to gag them after the settlement. Clear cut case of a cover up period.
Fracking brought to you by the same twisted greedy souls that destroyed Atlantis.


Dominic Blais 04.08.2013 19:47

i am pretty sure you can't do that to a child


Roy Tyndall 04.08.2013 15:49

If it is shown that they are the culprit... then no gag order should be permitted.. at least that is what a "reasonable&quo t; person would say. Pure stupidity by the people for allowing such things to continue. Hey... we screwed up your life... have been proven to do so... but since we are going to now pay for it... you can't tell anyone????? More later on Amerikka fascism at 6.


Nsikan Udoh 04.08.2013 13:10

use hemp,, place of that


Dobrin Hlebarov 04.08.2013 11:32

@Nunjo Biznass
I suspect you are an american soul and mind twisted person. I wasn't talking about the price or the new future for those family. I was making a point about silencing people with money verdict and painted new future house.
To hide the truth about how zionist companies are exploiting the very soil we thread on, how they use to spy on you, how they want to make you slave one way or another. Either you agree to take the money and shut forever up or you face the gallows (modern times).
I know every american think a bunch of money is the best thing that can happen to him, so I'm not angry with you :)
Be well


Criddle Andrew 04.08.2013 10:23

Wake up to these scum the


Reverb 04.08.2013 07:40

Use hemp to replace oils, plastics, fabrics.
Hemp is the answer to environmental issues.


Omega Man 03.08.2013 17:50

What the frack?


Nunjo Biznass 03.08.2013 17:28

You realize the alternative is to stay on land and watch their children slowly be poisoned until they have cancer. Or try to sell their house and land that is now worthless due to contaminated groundwater. So either watch kids lose hair and die of cancer or take 750,000 dollars to get a new place to shelter their family... Bunch of sellouts huh?


Dobrin Hlebarov 03.08.2013 15:56

LOL. I live in the most poor European country and $750k are not enough to silence me even on things I don't want to say in public. 2 millions too ... 1 billion ?
Perhaps with 1 billion I can turn the things round and still have my freedom of speech, but silence me ?!?
When „democracy” first came to the ex-communistic block of eastern Europe, they told us that America is the land of the free and we have been duped to live under scrutiny and fear.
Who call those people free ? They sell everything for money even self-dignity !!!


OILMAN40 03.08.2013 14:11

Well I guess these brand new 80 frack trucks that are in my country of Canada won`t be going south across the border anytime soon.


Geoff Hughes 03.08.2013 13:27

With 123 chemicals used in the fracking process, ppl can not know the source of the polution. This could easily be put to rest through implementing a signature chemical trace in the fluids being used. It would end the debate as to who polluted. But companies dont want such a technology as they could not afford the legal consequences of their own actions. The US economy and now the environment has become a wasteland thanks to corporate greed. Politicians and the epa have violated the social contract.

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