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  •  This. But, much more. Bad deal, even if no spills (7+ / 0-)

    Fracking is a process that deliberately contaminates millions of gallons of the most precious resource on this planet -- the lifeblood of life itself.

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    by FischFry on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 07:53:24 PM PDT

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    •  I was just giving him one example. (6+ / 0-)

      And a simple one he could wrap his head around because there's no argument at all what caused these toxic spills. It's hard to say nothing has happened when thousands or millions of gallons of water contaminated not only with fracking chemicals but also the heavy metals, toxic salts, and radioactive elements that it picks up from the shale flow into a stream and everything in it dies almost immediately.

      The best current write-up of our problems here in PA was just published by Ellen Cantarow at The Nation. If the fracking waste hasn't turned your hair white already, the article will do it without the direct exposure. Our friend from Lake Superior should try reading it and contemplating the parade of scientists (including one of the widely acknowledged experts on fracking, Dr. Anthony Ingraffea of Cornell) who lay out in no uncertain terms the environmental disaster that fracking represents.

      Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

      by Stwriley on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 08:31:51 PM PDT

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