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Dairy Farms Suffer in US Shale Gas Fracking Boom


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife )

Cal
- 568 days ago - theecologist.org
The dash for unconventional gas may have brought financial benefits to some, but for struggling dairy farmers in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, the arrival of drilling wells could be the final nail in the coffin



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Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 3:43 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

John S. (300)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:41 am
Noted.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:47 am
Noted
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:26 am
SIGH!
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:52 am
Seems hopeless, doesn't it? Years ago, a good portion of our organic and whole foods came from Pennsylvania. It was relatively inexpensive and pure, available to all if they could afford the cost of shipping freight. Now, we might as well buy local because everywhere is contaminated, there is no truth in advertising, and prices are exorbitant. I don't believe anything is organic, in spite of the best intentions of the producer. It's like you having an organic garden and your neighbor spraying Trugreen.
 

Heather M. (6)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:15 am
we have this here in my community in NB, Canada...the gov't is refusing to listen to the people and covering evidence of contamination...they even allowed wells to be drilled on flood plains and in ground which is already displaying subsidence and horizontal displacement due to potash mining. We even have a well and above ground pipeline alongside rail tracks in a subsidence area where there has been a derailment in the past.
Our water was lost when the potash mine began to flood and my own home has severe structural damage due to the mining subsidence yet gov't and industry deny it and continue to push development.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:22 am
200+ wells drilled in Pennsylvania alone in the last two years? What did we expect. These jokers need to be brought into court; sentenced to the maximum in Gen Pop. What else can you call it but murder?
 

Gloria Fitchett (64)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:22 am
so sad
 

sylvia S. (23)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:22 pm
This is a sad side of humanity
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 12:52 pm
So sad. I wish I could turn some of the ways of today back in time; where we didn;t have all of the this type of crap going on. Thanks Cal.
 

Marie Russell-Barker (13)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:11 pm
Why is our farms and dairy being used for drilling and Fracking the most dangerous thing that there is it effects our food are we so despaired for that we are willing to die from poising. This will not bring jobs to America what it will do is kill off out ability to feed ourselves we as citizens must stop looking to quick fixes for jobs and start standing up to these dirty ways of energy now is the time,
 

Christeen Anderson (473)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:31 pm
Very sad news and it's going to get worse so we must stick together on this very important issue. Thank you.
 

Karen B. (38)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:39 pm
Great info!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 4:08 pm
Terribly sad and concerning news.
 

John D. (45)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 5:45 pm
So what's new...Fracking is no fracking good!!
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:30 pm
For the sake of profit and at the expense of others.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 6:33 pm
Thx
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 7:04 pm
They are ruining the country !!!
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:31 pm
AAAAAAAAUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Leanne B. (25)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 8:56 pm
The folks doing the damage feel none of the pain.
 

Robby R. (15)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 9:20 pm
TY
 

EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY (79)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:42 am
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:02 am
Poor cow's, they are the ones that really suffer, can you image have a machine put on your boobs all day and have it pump milk out of you!?
 

Dianne D. (456)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:56 am
I have mixed feelings. Hate fracking and hate dairy farms. I agree these cows should not be made to suffer, but humans need to learn to do without dairy. For people with arthritis and many other diseases, including obesity, dairy is not good for you. Over 50% of the world population cannot eat dairy.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:59 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. More terrible news about greedy corporations poisoning humans and animals...all for the sake of wanting "more." They intend to bleed every single penny out of dirty energy before the finally begin to shut it down when they figure out a way to profit immensely off renewable Green Energy. Sure, they'll eventually get onboard with solar, wind and other energy...but not until they can get their slimy pawprints all over it first. I hope there are some who will prevent this from happening.
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 11:12 am
Insane, what to say?
 
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