Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hydraulic Fracturing is just plain bad!

If you have any questions about the effects of hydraulic fracturing, fracking, on the environment then watch the documentary Gasland. This documentary takes you on a journey from Pennsylvania to Colorado to see the effects of fracking and hear interviews from residents experiencing polluted wells caused by all of the chemicals used in fracking. After watching it then read the following article which was recently published in the New York Times by Ian Urbina and Jo Craven McGinty (Dec 1, 2011):

Next, read/listen to the interview from 'All Things Considered' on NPR about the EPA study that connects fracking to water contamination in Wyoming:

"The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft study Thursday tying the technique, formally called hydraulic fracturing, to high levels of chemicals found in ground water in the small town of Pavillion, Wyo. EPA scientists found high levels of benzene, a known carcinogen, and synthetic glycol and alcohol, commonly found in hydraulic fracturing fluid."

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