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  •  Too Ancedotal... (0+ / 0-)

    It'll take a lot more data over a lot more time to prove that the cattle deaths were caused by fracking.

    •  Case studies "too anecdotal"? (0+ / 0-)
    •  How come it isn't up to the fracking industry to (5+ / 0-)

      ESTABLISH that fracking is safe, before they impose it on all of us?  

      When did this get to be our standard of judgment, that people need to watch their animals (and lifelihood) be attacked and shrug, because hey, that's just "anectotal"?  When did it become the right of industry to subject us all to uncontrolled, insane levels of EXPERIMENTATION, in which we mere peons don't even get to know what chemicals are being injected into the land and water?

      Industry always claims it won't hurt anybody.  They always say, "Oh, this new pipeline won't leak!  Every pipeline before has leaked, but we have New Technology!  Relax, it's fine."

      "Oh, the chemicals we use for fracking won't get in the groundwater!  Your wells will be fine!  You'll never turn on the faucet and find you can light your drinking water on fire!  Why, that's just crazy!"

      They lie and lie and lie and lie and lie.  Why are we supposed to assume they can just keep doing whatever they want, lying all the way, until we've spent years establishing that yes indeed, that water is on fire, and those cows are dead with severe kidney and liver damage, and yes, people are getting sick too -- and then years more getting the legislatures and the courts to respond.

      How come we get so much less respect than the corporations?  

      THAT's what's crazy.

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 10:23:23 AM PDT

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