Monday, August 29, 2011

Fracking: Water Quality

Dr. Sandra Steingraber, author and college professor, speaks about her well water in the Ithaca, NY, area, and asks important questions which have not yet been answered. Shouldn't we hold off on fracking until we know the answers, she asks?


smurfette said...

Interesting. You mean hydrofracking produces carcinogens- kinda like Love Canal, Niagara Falls? Well, that's a relief because we all know that in Love Canal they didn't have to close the elementary school due to poisonous substances and we all know that childhood cancers and adult cancers didn't skyrocket in numbers there- NOT! I truly believe that, until the CEOs of the gas companies all have wells in THEIR backyards and near THEIR children's schools, hydrofracking cannot be considered at all safe. Let's face it, people, the gas companies plan to continue to poison every area in which they frack unless, by some miracle, government officials decide to care.

Peacegirl said...

The anti-fracking march yesterday in Philly was a glimmer of hope! We cannot depend on our government officials. It will take them too long. We have to take action now. The arrests at the White House the last two weeks, protesting the tar sands pipeline was also very heartening.