At every turn there always seems to be some organization, politicians or company harming or attempting to do harm to our health and life support systems ie; air, water and food…
Fracking is a major problem across the United States and around the world.
I have added some videos below including a passionate speech given by actor and New resident Mark Ruffalo that will guide you through Fracking and the damage that it causes. I ask you to spread the word, forward the link and speak up to end this madness.
Greenpeace Quote Below
"Fracking a single gas well uses as much as millions of gallons of water, and hundreds of tons of chemicals. While the exact contents of the fluid remains largely undisclosed, scientific examination reveals that it can contain diesel fuel, which includes benzene, as well as dozens of chemicals including methanol, formaldehyde and hydrochloric acid.
The fluid is injected thousands of feet underground at extremely high pressure, literally cracking the rock to release trapped gas. Unfortunately, it must pass through our water table, where the fluids, along with methane gas, can leak through well casings into our drinking water.
If you've ever seen the picture of the man lighting his tap water on fire from the recent documentaryGasland, that was because of nearby fracking.
Yet somehow, the EPA has been handcuffed from regulating fracking to keep our water clean since 2005, in what has become known as "the Halliburton loophole." Halliburton, where Dick Cheney was CEO before becoming Vice President, patented fracking in the 1940's and remains the third largest producer of fracking fluids. And in trademark Bush administration style, Halliburton staff were actively involved in a 2004 EPA report on fracking safety.
The "Halliburton loophole" remains a dangerous legacy of the Bush Administration and if we're going to protect our water, we need to close it.
The oil and gas industry is the only industry in America that is allowed by EPA to inject known hazardous materials -- unchecked -- directly into or adjacent to underground drinking water supplies.
Thanks in no small part to the continued resistance of industry to disclose the poisons involved in fracking, the risks of this practice are only beginning to be realized. However, an important investigative series by the New York Times recently concluded that "the dangers to the environment and health are greater than previously understood."
In addition to below ground leaks, fracking also poses serious threats to our rivers and streams from insufficiently treated, and often radioactive, waste water. What's more, above ground spills of toxic fracking fluids are becoming increasingly common. A large spill this April in Pennsylvania dumped thousands of gallons into fields and streams, eerily, on the one year anniversary of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill.
Fracking is currently underway in 36 states. And while some state regulations do exist, they vary widely. But water contamination isn't constrained by state boundaries, and we need a baseline national standard to make sure fracking chemicals are publicly disclosed, and to prevent this practice from putting our nation's drinking water at risk."