Thursday, May 14, 2009

Toxic Chemicals, Dead Cows, Are We Next?

Do you recall what happened recently in South Caddo, Louisiana? Seventeen cows died last month after apparently consuming what they thought was water. But the water was contaminated with toxic substances, including elevated chlorides, oil, grease, and some organic compounds. Members of United Neighbors for Oil and Gas Rights staged a protest in downtown Shreveport. Protestors carried signs decrying Chesapeake Energy Corporation, owner of the well adjacent to the pasture where the cows died. They claim that Chesapeake Energy is killing animals and causing illnesses. Read the whole article here.

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