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Promises of Prosperity, Fracking Delivers Devastating Toxic Emissions


Environment  (tags: fracking, frack is whack, research, protection, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, habitat, healthconditions, pollution, humans )

Cal
- 64 days ago - commondreams.org
New investigative report highlights the impact of the drilling boom on Texas residents



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Carol H. (24)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 3:46 pm
When are people going to get the message that FRACKING IS BAD ?! Of COURSE, the fracking companies will tell you it's fine, no problem, no hazards, IT'S IN THEIR BEST INTERESTS TO LIE...THEY WANT TO DRILL AND MAKE MONEY. Texas already has problems with water shortages, why make it worse? All these states destroying the most valuable and precious resource, WATER. We can't live without it folks. There was a time when people laughed at the idea of buying bottled water, now it's commonplace. At this rate, one day, water will be more valuable than gold.
 

Edo R. (69)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 4:15 pm
Thanks for sharing!
 

Natalie T. (110)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 12:57 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 5:27 am
N&Pd
 

Laura H. (851)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 5:44 am
Fracking is evil, IMO.
When the hell are people going to wake up and realize that we only have one Mother Earth?!

Thanks Cal.
 

Arielle S. (314)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 5:53 am
Coming soon to an area near you - unless we stop them NOW
 

Marianne R. (105)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 6:26 am
Like a old Dam....you plug up one leak and another one pops up
 

Colin Hope (192)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 6:52 am
Thanks for sharing!!
 

Barbara D. (107)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 7:03 am
It seems the scare-mongers have moved on since the horrors of Pennsylvania's fracking hit the media. Of course, after the debacles of Promised Land (Matt Damon) and GasLand I & II (josh Fox), and the half dozen court cases came to light it would have been pretty hard to keep writing about nothing.
But, really, why is it that nobody comes and interviews us residents of Marcellus about what life is REALLY like enjoying the benefits we have now???
Oh, yeah, that's right, they can dredge up whohaw somewhere else until the true facts come out there too.
 

Winn Adams (178)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 7:03 am
This must be stopped everywhere. Thanks Cal
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 7:55 am
Thanks Cal.
 

Jim Phillips (3206)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 8:52 am
RACHEL MADDOW 02/18/14
Breathing dangers connected to fracking wells
Jim Morris, senior reporter and editor at the Center for Public Integrity, talks with Rachel Maddow about new reporting on the airborne hazards of fracking.

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show

ty, Cal.
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Evelyn B. (29)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 8:59 am
Should read the fuller report this is based on :
Big Oil, Bad Air: Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas
 

Panchali Yapa (8)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 9:00 am
Thank you
 

Evelyn B. (29)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 9:00 am
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Miia Suuronen (9)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 12:20 pm
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Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 4:03 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Jim P. (above) mentioned Rachel's reporting. I will also mention her report about all the earthquakes in OK. I would be terribly worried if I lived in that region. Her report had excellent facts; the number of earthquakes is increasing rapidly there. Another fact is the rapid increase in fracking everywhere after the "Halliburton Loophole" was implemented. Besides pushing for a nationwide moratorium on fracking, it would probably be a good idea to get rid of that awful loophole!
 

Val M. (66)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 5:30 pm
"While much of the reporting on the negative impact of fracking has focused on the danger it poses to drinking and groundwater resources, this eight-month, joint study by the Center for Public Integrity, Inside Climate News, and the Weather Channel reveals the lesser-known impact on air quality and the unchecked and potentially lethal amounts of toxic chemicals emitted from the wells. "
I hope we can get the Halliburton Loophole stopped!
 

Val M. (66)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 5:30 pm
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