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3 years ago

Fracking is a commonly accepted term for hydro-fracturing, a process where water, sand and chemicals are injected into the earth at high pressure. The aim of hydro-fracturing is to fracture rock formations deep underground in the hopes of liberating natural gas that would be otherwise inaccessible, and to bring it to the surface.

 

http://www.frackaction.com/content/what-fracking

 

 

Fracking is a radical procedure when compared to traditional methods of natural gas extraction. Until recently, it had been considered only as a measure of last resort.

Below are just some of the many important differences:

  • Vast amounts of water are required.
  • Fracking uses various chemical lubricants, many of which are toxic.
  • The chemicals used in fracking are considered proprietary, and are therefore secret.
  • The water used in fracking poses a major disposal problem.
  • There have been over a thousand instances of groundwater contamination in areas near fracking sites.
  • Fracking has never been subject to an independent assessment of its environmental impact.
  • Fracking isn't subject to federal regulation. (This was done via an EPA exemption pushed through Congress by then Vice-President Dick Cheney in 2005.)
  • The full long-term environmental impact of fracking is unknown.

As reports of water contamination near drilling sites proliferate throughout the country, there has been increasing pressure for Congress to reexamine the industry's EPA exemption and undertake an independent assessment of fracking's environmental impact.

The natural gas industry has been fighting Congressional action and has been doing everything they can to retain their exemption to the Clean Water Act. At the same time, they have been aggressively expanding their operations presumably to take advantage of the current lack of federal regulation.

3 years ago

Fracking may have cause 50 earthquakes in Oklahoma

 

 

READ MORE:

http://www.care2.com/causes/fracking-may-have-caused-50-earthquakes-in-oklahoma.html



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3 years ago

ACTION ALERT: Get the Frack Out of Nova Scotia! PLEASE SIGN 1
Environment  (tags: fracking, habitat destruction, pollution, health issues, unsafe, environment, novia scotia )
Simone - 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
Most of the world is blessedly ignorant to the term fracking at the moment, and if someone did hear it, they would probably think nothing of it. Once you do find out the meaning of this innocent little word, however, you may not be quite so pleased.
3 years ago

PLEASE TAKE ACTION!! Tell Congress Now--STOP FRACKING!--PASS THE FRAC ACT!!
Environment  (tags: fracking, end fracking, activists, political action, politics, healthconditions, humans, water, pollution, protection, environment, destruction, ecosystems, energy, green, government )
Cal - 10 hours ago - stopfrackingnow.com
TO FRACK IS WHACK! It's time to hold the oil and gas production industry to the same standards as any other industry to ensure the safe protection of America's drinking water
3 years ago

ACTION ALERT: Don't Frack Around London, Ontario! PLEASE SIGN !
Environment  (tags: london ontario, canada, fracking, environment, farmlands, destruction, conservation protection )
Simone - 1 hour ago - thepetitionsite.com
We are calling for a ban on shale gas fracking in the municipality of London, Ontario. Since that London ban would not protect either the city's Great Lakes water supplies, or the farmlands around our region, we also are calling on the municipal
3 years ago

ACTION ALERT: SAY NO! To Global Shale Gas Fracking's Final Human Descent Into Ecocidal Barbarity! PLEASE SIGN !
Environment  (tags: fracking, international damage, destruction, enviornment, government, climate, destruction, conservation, healthconditions, humans )
Simone - 1 hour ago - forests.org
It is simply wrong to blow up the Earth destroying scarce water for limited energy with no climate benefits as claimed. New science shows shale gas fracking equally damaging to climate as other fossil fuels including coal, and last week there was a major
3 years ago

ACTION ALERT: Ask Your Representative and Senators to Support the FRAC Act! PLEASE SIGN !
Environment  (tags: gas fracking, banning, environment, drinking water, legalisation, conservation, humans, health conditions )
Simone - 11 minutes ago - action.foodandwaterwatch.org
Companies that are threatening our drinking water with hydraulic fracturing can't be held accountable under the Safe Drinking Water Act, and they don't have to disclose the nearly 600 chemicals that they are injecting into the ground.
3 years ago

Calls Escalate for a National Fracking Ban- PLEASE SIGN PETITION!
Environment  (tags: congress, ban, nationwide, fracking, environment, destruction, disaster, legalisation )
Simone - 18 minutes ago - news.change.org
America's early fracking frenzy has subsided into a rolling boil of controversy in states where the controversial natural gas drilling technique now threatens to expand its reach. Seeing the disaster that fracking has become in places like Texas and
3 years ago

Tell Your Senator: Protect Our Water From Dangerous Fracking
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, water, protection, humans, pollution, habitatdestruction, world )
Beth - 1 hour ago - act.credoaction.com
Did you know that oil and gas companies are allowed to pump secret, toxic fluids, through our drinking water - and the EPA is currently powerless to do anything about it?
3 years ago

TAKE ACTION: STOP THE FRACKING LIES FROM GREEDY ENERGY COMPANIES IN NEW YORK STATE!!
Environment  (tags: fracking, greedy energy companies, lies, NY Times, habitat, environment, destruction, politics, conservation, ecosystems, forests, humans, trees, pollution, nature )
Cal - 9 hours ago - org2.democracyinaction.org
These companies have vastly overstated the economic and energy benefits of fracking, with wild exaggerations that may constitute criminal fraud.--PLEASE Email Governor Cuomo and tell him not to invest our future in the fracking ponzi scheme!
3 years ago

ACTION ALERT: Tell Governor Cuomo: Don't Lift New York's Fracking Ban! PLEASE SIGN !
Environment  (tags: governor cuomo, new york, fracking, destruction environment, legalisation banning )
Simone - 3 hours ago - change.org
On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Governor Cuomo would be ending New York State's ban on horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing (also known as fracking).[1] Though the Administration initially called the claim "baseless," Cuomo's Department of
3 years ago

ACTION ALERT: No Fracking Way! South Africa Species Rich Succulent Karoo Desert Is Too Water Poor for Gas Drilling!
Environment  (tags: fracking, south africa, karoo desert, threatened, oil companies, gas drilling, ecosystems, destruction, habitatdestruction, protection, government, climate )
Simone - 2 hours ago - climateark.org
Local activists in South Africa have been protesting on the ground against fracking, and they need our support. Large parts of South Africa's beautiful, but water-poor and ecologically sensitive Karoo desert, are under threat of devastation .
3 years ago
Secret Gas Drilling Chemicals Don't Belong In Our Drinking Water ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Secret Gas Drilling Chemicals Don't Belong In Our Drinking Water ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, water, pollution, protection, habitat, nature )

Cher
- 5 hours ago - secure.earthjustice.org
Our country is undergoing an unprecedented gas drilling boom that is putting the drinking water supplies for millions of Americans at risk.
3 years ago

Gov. Cuomo and DEC Commissioner: Listen to NY Citizens About Fracking ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, nature, protection )

Cher
- 1 minute ago - change.org

Gas extraction by high-volume, slickwater, hydraulic fracturing is a heavily industrialized process that in other states has caused significant water, air, and noise pollution, severely snarled traffic and damaged roads; and increased accidents and crime
3 years ago
Protect California Drinking Water From Chemical “Fracking” ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Protect California Drinking Water From Chemical "Fracking" ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, nature, protection )

Cher
- 10 hours ago - forcechange.com
Hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") is an increasingly controversial method of obtaining stores of natural gas from below the surface by "injecting a pressurized mixture of water, sand and toxic chemical...to cause cracks in rock formations and
3 years ago
Protect Brook Trout From Fracking Chemicals ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Protect Brook Trout From Fracking Chemicals ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, protection, forests, wildlife, habitat )

Cher
- 6 hours ago - online.nwf.org
Help protect brook trout in the George Washington National Forest and set a precedent of protecting our national forests from fracking by editing and sending a message to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, voicing your support.
3 years ago
Tell Colorado: Strengthen Fracking Regulations Now ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Tell Colorado: Strengthen Fracking Regulations Now ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, nature, protection )

Cher
- 4 hours ago - change.org
By now, the public-health dangers of gas fracking are well known. Drilling companies pump chemicals like benzene and methane into the ground to loosen rock and get at deep gas reserves - and thanks to the Bush administration, aren't required to tell
3 years ago
Don’t Release Fracking Waste in Niagara Falls ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Don't Release Fracking Waste in Niagara Falls ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, nature, protection )

Cher
- 7 hours ago - forcechange.com
stop the Niagara Falls Water Board from striking deals with natural gas companies that would allow the release of hydraulic fracturing fluid into the local water system.
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3 years ago

How much more is the Earth going to take when Big Oil keeps Fracking it for a buck? Will sign petitions

3 years ago

The time period for New York Fracking has expired

3 years ago
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stop fracking delaware river basin [different forr the one above]
http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/3021230

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