First, understand I’m a capitalist, yet I also believe, unfortunately, there must be regulations which protect us from those who would abuse / harm others. Admittedly, there’s also an environmentalist streak in me somewhere ….. it has to do with being a good steward of what we’ve been given. Knowing that there are greedy people who will do unethical things, we need protection from them.
They won’t tell you of the physical contaminants you’ll have in your well water or in the city water if hydraulic fracking (fracturing) is done upstream of your watershed or in the groundwater below. They won’t tell you of the documented, and deny health risks ……
They want to make money; that’s nothing unusual. They’ve found a new way to get the gas out of the ground and it’s being done all over the world.
The legislators has given them an exemption – it’s coined as “The Halliburton Loophole” – if there are no dangers, why does it have to exempt “frac drilling operations” from
- the clean air act,
- clean water act,
- the safe drinking water act,
- the superfund law
and on top of all that, ….. they’re not required to tell anyone what chemicals they’re injecting into the ground (therefore into the aquifer carrying groundwater)!
Think for a moment; why is the exemption necessary? Do they know ahead of time what damage they’ll be doing?
It’s not coincidental that the same cancer-causing-chemical contaminants are being found in ….. er, …. rather, “fractured into” the groundwater.
Scripture tells us of how the waters of the world are to be turned to poison ….. whether it’s hydraulic fracturing chemicals that do it or not, this is proven unwise! Here’re a couple videos to watch ….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRRe5X6deNc and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZe1AeH0Qz8