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'Things Could Get Ugly': Fracking Set to Escalate US Water Wars


Environment  (tags: animals, climate-change, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, Frackiing, globalwarming, habitatdestruction, nature, politics, pollution, protection, water )

Kit
- 481 days ago - commondreams.org
FracFocus shows that between January 2011 and September 2012, the 25,450 wells in its database used 65.8 billion gallons of water, or the amount of water 2.5 million Americans use in a year.



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Comments

Sue H. (7)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:32 pm
Just Say NO.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:35 pm
Food, WATER, shelter....air...what d'ya know...oil isn't on the list of life essentials
 

JL A. (275)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:51 pm
And a lot where water is scarce and this doesn't include water rendered unsafe for use after fracking either...seems all states should be at least re-evaluating if not imposing at least moratoriums..
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:18 pm

Overall water is becoming more scarce. We need to seriously address the question of whether we can afford to waste our water on FRACKING.
 

Bryan S. (98)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:22 am
And i wonder how much the frackers have to pay for all the water they contaminate? Maybe if they had to pay for what they destroy (like any citizen would be required to) then they couldn't afford to dot it.

Just a related story on fracking and rebewables i saw the other day:
http://ecowatch.com/2013/fact-vs-fiction-how-renewables-outshine-fracking/
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:29 pm
Thank you! We have to fight this to save ourselves and the planet from the voracious appetite of the modern day robber barons.
 

Monica D. (580)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:04 pm
Humanity needs to restrain its numbers and demands on nature. We also need to switch to appropriate renewable energy sources.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:14 pm
Water quality and availablity should come first. We should look after water sources carefully.
 

Sherri G. (111)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:17 am
Well of course let's make sure we pollute water where there isn't much available. Unfortunately, Halliburton (father of fracking), President Bush's family (patent holder of the drill used), and large corporations are expanding fracking into every state, Russia, Asia, Europe, Africa, and more whether there is enough water or not. Resident's of every state and all world locations have to scream loud, hard, and continuously to stop the propagation of contaminated water and hazardous waste. TY Kit.
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:29 am
Water is too precious..is should be protected. I agree with all above comments, esp., greenplanet e.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:16 am
Done
 

Munro Tapper (80)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:47 pm
Nightmares are made of this.
 
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