Have you seen that seemingly benign commercial about how safe it is to drill for gas? The talk is about drilling under water sources with drills sheathed in layers of steel which surely protects our drinking water. That’s a crock! Here is Exxon/Mobil’s ad:
I’ve seen people on TV take a match to their running faucets and getting flames! Have you seen it?
“What is fracking? Hydraulic fracturing, fracking for short, occurs when oil and gas companies blast millions of gallons of chemically-treated water into the ground to force oil and gas from tightly-packed shale deposits.”
Shocking, isn’t it? Drinking water can be set on fire. Also, dangerous chemicals are getting into the water table. Farm animals are dying and farmers wonder about contamination of their fruits and vegetables by the runoff from fracking operations. T. Boone Pickens had me excited about the abundance of natural air here, but, he never mentioned fracking. It is not safe. And, the government is allowing it to poison us. Victims of fracking “know about health studies showing toxic contaminants in the air at fracking sites, the reported episodes of chemical poisoning, the flaming water faucets, exploding houses, and fish kills.” I submit that this is the republican way of doing business: No effective regulations to keep
Actor, Mark Ruffalo, Catskill Mountains
the community safe industry. The push for new jobs is good, but, your job shouldn’t kill you! Well-known actor Mark Ruffalo has written a blog post about why he is involved with fracking. Click his picture to read it. Fracking doesn’t make the six o’clock much, but, I’ve seen it on cable news. We need energy. However, we need to keep our environment safe from republican <> business conduct.
Our government is so large that it seems impossible to keep up with all the problems. And, just think: some well-known republicans advocate for smaller government and having the states do many of the jobs the federal government does for us. The states would only f*ck things up as sure as Bob’s your uncle!
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