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IMPLORE YOUR REPS TO SUPPORT THE FRAC ACT!! TAKE ACTION AND SIGN THE PETITION! click the link at the end of the article and follow the "To Do" and learn what you can do in each community! WHY ARE THE COWS TAILS FALLING OFF? An investigative report!

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Arthur S (88)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 11:11 pm

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 11:14 pm
The link to the PETITION is at the end of the article!!..PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE!! Thankyou!

Fran F (118)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 11:48 pm
Gladly signed this petition and also the pop-up petition from Senator Al Franken to overturn Citizens United. Will share, thanks Shelly!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday November 30, 2012, 12:21 am
I did too, Fran!!! It was like a "double bonus"!!! ..and both critical!......zillions of green stars to you!

Jim P (3257)
Friday November 30, 2012, 1:22 am
Petition signed.

Other petitions in Nation also signed & forwarded to friends.

Ty, Shelly.

Alice C (1797)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:03 am
Thank you Shelly ~ signed and will share

Alice C (1797)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:06 am
I cannot currently send a star to Shelly because I have done so within the last week.

P A (117)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:51 am
Would love to have signed - but not US.

P A (117)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:54 am
Tried to send a green star to Shelly - but the computer wouldn't let me.

BTW - take another look at the picture at the head of this article - it is of someone who having turned on their water tap, is ABLE TO LIGHT IT DUE TO THE NUMBER OF PETROCHEMICALS IN THEIR DRINKING WATER!!! Does anyone wonder that communities with problems like this also have MASSIVELY INCREASED RATES OF CANCER, BIRTH DEFORMITIES and other miseries..... Awful.

Veerle V (44)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:08 am
Signed, thank you Shelly !

Ruth C (87)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:41 am

Michela M (3964)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:45 am

Friday November 30, 2012, 7:11 am
Signed, thanks.

Erika M (0)
Friday November 30, 2012, 7:35 am
signed, thanks

Kit B (276)
Friday November 30, 2012, 7:41 am

signed and shared petition - Gasland is a must see movie!

Sheryl G (363)
Friday November 30, 2012, 8:03 am
I guess this is the link to the petition. Was sort of hard to find and I know some won't take the time.

Thank you for taking this important first step in putting a stop to the destruction and pain caused by the natural gas drilling industry.

As I have 2 Republicans that my signature went to, not sure how far it will go, but the one Democrat might listen. I say might, as with everything that has Big Money behind it, the environment and people's health seem to be the least of considerations to the Powerful. But we must keep trying, otherwise they will never stop.

This is a very sad and frightening article and a MUST READ for all. It not only is destroying others ways of making a living, and they are not compensated for their losses, but we are all going to pay the tab here, with our health and in higher prices as the "good" foods become less and less available.

As a people we need to wake up, this poisoning that use to be done, out of sight and out of mind, in the tropics that affected the tribal people are now in our backyards. Is the way with these things, when we don't stand up for our brothers and sisters it tends to eventually move to our own backyards. So when does the American population stand up for itself?

If they didn't stand up for the tribes of the rainforest, the ones who died in diamond mines for the rings they lovingly place on another finger while being married, if they don't care about the American Indians who all took the first hit on this land and still are, with the Peabody Coal Mine, Uranium tailings blowing in the wind, and a lot more, when will the American people stand up?

For if you don't do so now, it will be in your backyard in one form or another and most likely on your plate and in what you are drinking. It won't be just those poor Africans, the tribes of the rainforest, or tisk tisk, those Native Americans we keep reading about that are poor and suffering, it will be us all. We all get to join in, while our land, air, and water is destroyed and a few collect their gold coins and become rich. They also forgetting they doom their own children to this mess for these types won't stop even when it will be on their own doorsteps.

Humanity must all rise up or we all perish in time, this can't keep going on like this, its fatal.

Anyone reading this may also want to view the film I placed on To The Last Drop. I feel it is an urgent watch.
To The Last Drop

Sara P (57)
Friday November 30, 2012, 8:17 am
Signed and shared, thanks Shelly and thanks to my friend Philip!

Sara Williams (8)
Friday November 30, 2012, 8:51 am
Gladly signed. Thanks, Shelly!

Vallee R (280)
Friday November 30, 2012, 8:55 am
Thanks -

Jan H (3)
Friday November 30, 2012, 10:52 am

Charlene Rush (79)
Friday November 30, 2012, 1:43 pm
Wouldn't it be revealing to know, how many owners of this procedure, live near their disasters.
Well, actually, I guess we know the answer to this after-thought.

It's arduous to imagine any state that would permit this to occur. Well, here I am in Pennsylvania and guess who is allowing this, here. Why, for heavens sake, it is our own Gov. Corbett. Who wants to guess, that he lives in a beautiful area of the state, far removed from 'fracking'?

This lunatic wants to sell our lottery system to private enterprise. While, this system functions and achieves its goal of assisting the elderly, he wants to get rid of it. How can we be sure, that BIg Business will continue to use it for the purpose it was intended?
With a 'selling off' of the lottery, considerable legal tender will be added to _his_ administration, but, what happens after that and the extra currency for the elderly disappears? The state lotteries were implimented, with a direct purpose in mind. Now Gov. Corbett wants to give it to the wealthy?

~WHY A GUY~ Any bewilderment, as to his political party of choice?


Sandra s (130)
Friday November 30, 2012, 1:56 pm
Thank you Shelly,:))

Shirley S (187)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:41 pm
Noted & signed

Terry King (113)
Friday November 30, 2012, 2:50 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday November 30, 2012, 3:39 pm
Much thanks for posting, Shelly. Petition signed, of course. Between fracking, the dirty oil pipelines, and GMO food, just wondering what will be left of our country, its people, flora & fauna, and poor Mother Earth. Sure gives a strong case for Medicare For All.
Although I haven't read of any fracking here in AZ, we have Trans-National corporations working hard on our state & local gov'ts to allow horrible, dirty mining from Canadian companies to ruin our health & habitat.

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1067)
Friday November 30, 2012, 3:41 pm
A fantastic article

I especially like:
"Clearly, the technology to extract gas from shale has advanced faster, and with a lot more public funding, than has the study of its various effects. To date, there have been no systematic, peer-reviewed, long-term studies of the health effects of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas production (one short-term, peer-reviewed study found that fracking emissions may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for people living near drill sites). And the risks to food safety may be even more difficult to parse. "

thanks so much for posting this Shelly.

I signed the petition to my Members of Congress also!

Helen Porter (39)
Friday November 30, 2012, 3:49 pm
Seems to me to be another attempt to solve the over population problem.

I'll never forget the video of a speech from Bill Gates claiming that our greatest problem is

over population. And we oldsters are living longer so that makes it worse.

If the wealthy and the "powerful" were to concentrate on solving the problems of the world,

with each of us having a job to do in the solution of the problems, we could support our

population with happy, well fed, creative people caring for one another. It's hard to solve

world problems when the belly is empty.

To survive, we must learn to not receive for self alone but to receive to share. We each love to receive. That's how we were created. And we each have something to share. When we learn

to receive to share there will be plenty of good healthy food, water, shelter, education, freedom,

many etc.s.

Problems were meant to be solved. The more people co operating in finding and applying solutions, the sooner we will all have enough and even more. However, to do so, we need to

be healthy and have our basic needs met with a little bit more....for all of us.

It's just possible that the neglected, abused, hungry chlld may be the who, if cared for, would

have the springboard solution

LaTonya White (0)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:19 pm
I defientlly signed, and noted that I am glad that this issue has surface... More stories such as this one need to be brough to the attention of society or the public in general. This is due to the simple fact that most individuals in society are not aware of what is really taking place, and why the dangers of things in or around us are takng place. Those who are in charge know, but have a limit on what they can tell the public, and what the public needs to know.. I am just glad that this issue and many more are coming to surface to the attention of the public. Maybe one day this will make a difference for future generations.

Susanne R (235)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:35 pm
A thousand stars to you, Shelly! This is, by far, one of the best and most comprehensive articles about fracking that I've ever read!

I was OUTRAGED when I read:

"Although energy companies don’t make a habit of telling potential lease signers about the environmental risks they might face, the Securities and Exchange Commission requires them to inform potential investors. In a 2008 filing, Cabot Industries cited “well site blowouts, cratering and explosions; equipment failures; uncontrolled flows of natural gas, oil or well fluids; fires; formations with abnormal pressures; pollution and other environmental risks.” In 2011, oil companies in North Dakota reported more than 1,000 accidental releases of oil, drilling wastewater or other fluids, with many more releases likely unreported. Between 2008 and 2011, drilling companies in Pennsylvania reported 2,392 violations of law that posed a direct threat to the environment and safety of communities."

Wonderful! Let the wealthy shareholders be aware of what they're investing in, but to hell with the leaseholders and the local residents, farmers, their families and employees, their livestock, their customers and even the eventual consumers of their products. The potential victims can be lined up like dominoes --and fall just as easily. As I read further, I came across this interesting tidbit:

"By design, secrecy shrouds the hydrofracking process, casting a shadow that extends over consumers’ right to know if their food is safe. Federal loopholes crafted under former Vice President Dick Cheney have exempted energy companies from key provisions of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts, the Toxics Release Inventory, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires a full review of actions that may cause significant environmental impacts. If scientists and citizens can’t find out precisely what is in drilling or fracking fluids or air emissions at any given time, it’s difficult to test whether any contaminants have migrated into the water, soil or food—and whether they can harm humans. It gets even more complicated: without information on the interactions between these chemicals and others already existing in the environment, an animal’s cause of death, Bamberger says, “is anyone’s guess.”

It appears that the death and destruction caused by the greed of the heartless, soulless and conscienceless bastard who served as Bush's vice president, is going to haunt us indefinitely. His GREED, and his power to control our government to benefit himself and his buddies (think Halliburton, for one), makes me wonder why this criminal isn't siting in a prison cell.

Is anyone aware of existing petitions to close the Federal loopholes crafted under former Vice President Dick Cheney that have exempted energy companies from key provisions of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts, the Toxics Release Inventory, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act? We need to get such petitions moving!

Thanks again, Shelly! This article is certainly a keeper!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday November 30, 2012, 4:57 pm
Noted, thanks !

Sheryl G (363)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:20 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Susanne because you have done so within the last week.

Indeed Susanne, the Bush Administration, the gift that keeps on giving, or shall I say the nightmare that keeps on coming.

In 2005 Congress—at the behest of then Vice President Dick Cheney​, a former CEO of gas driller Halliburton—exempted fracking from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Congress needs to close this so-called Halliburton loophole.
The Halliburton Loophole

Diane K (134)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:40 pm
signed & noted. thx

Janet R (38)
Friday November 30, 2012, 5:43 pm
Well, this has got to be one of the most frightening articles I have ever read. Thanks for sharing it. We need it to go viral and get picked up by the major news networks. Since they are owned by rich people, that probably won't happen. It's not just cows and people, it's all wildlife, all the life on earth can die because of the greed of these oil and gas companies.

Judy C (97)
Friday November 30, 2012, 6:14 pm
Excellent piece on a VERY important topic. Signed. Thanks Shelly.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Friday November 30, 2012, 6:17 pm
Thank you for taking this important first step in putting a stop to the destruction and pain caused by the natural gas drilling industry.

Shirley B (5)
Friday November 30, 2012, 7:00 pm
Gladly signed.

Colleen L (3)
Friday November 30, 2012, 7:19 pm
Thank you for taking this important first step in putting a stop to the destruction and pain caused by the natural gas drilling industry. Was sent to my three politicians for my state. Thanks Shelly

Tamara Hayes (185)
Friday November 30, 2012, 9:36 pm
Signed 2 petitions and shared everywhere

Constance F (418)
Friday November 30, 2012, 11:37 pm
Excellent post Shelly !
Thank you for taking this important first step in putting a stop to the destruction and pain caused by the natural gas drilling industry.


. (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:26 am
A very important news, thanks to Shelly us know even more about the damage that men creates to his world.
Happy to sign and note
ty also Philp and Sara for the Fw

Lisa Neste (206)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 10:25 am
Thanks for helping us get another step closer to a food-secure world! Now, tell your friends to write to Congress urging the U.S. to shift away from food aid policies that compete with local farmers in the developing world. With your help, we can end the vicious cycle of aid dependence by moving U.S. food aid resources to support rural economies and local agriculture in-country, where it is needed most! Thanks Shelly.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:02 pm
Signed & posted. It is a shame when people can't see past maximum short term profits. We wouldn't need natural gas or oil if they would just switch over to scalar wave and DC energy. It's universal and its emissionless. Of course you don't get the exorbitant indecent profits of oil but then again you don't end up killing your world and everything in it either. I'm a capitalist but I'm a true capitalist rather than a corporatist which is the monster that morphed out of globalization and redistribution.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 7:14 pm
Awesome, outstanding comments, everyone!!!!!!!! You are all Care2 Heros and some of the most wonderfull people walking the face of our planet!!!! I am so thankful for all of you!!!!!!
I truely believe, that together, We can stop "Fracking", as it is just plain "so insane" and it is so much NEWER than Nuclear/big Oil.....IT WILL BE EASIER TO STOP!!

SusanAWAY A (219)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 11:21 pm
This article, as well as the video, have really hit me hard. I knew I was against fracking. I had seen the fire and the water scene at some point and knew from that it wasn't safe.. I experienced an earthquake tremor in NC that I believe was a direct result of fracking PA, but reading the article really cleared up a lot of questions I've had. Fracking may very well start here in NC in the next couple of years because our governor's veto was overridden, due to a mistaken vote, which makes it all the worse. We also now have a republican legislature and governor in NC since the 2012 election who I'm sure will hurry things along as fast as they can. I've signed some petitions and made some calls, but clearly haven't been as involved as I now feel I must be. This article and video have really scared me. I will do everything I can to share this information with as many people as possible. I did sign the petition at this end of this article as well. Thank you so much for the information.

Dorothy N (63)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 6:07 pm
Some important extracts the industry 'life-style scientists' are trying to distract us from...

Potential Exposure-Related Human Health Effects of Oil and Gas Development:
A Literature Review (2003-2008)

... Notably, numerous epidemiologic and experimentalstudies have shown generally consistent
relationships between diesel exhaust exposure and adverse human health outcomes. Health
effects may vary some by the source of diesel exhaust as well as the chemical composition of the
diesel fuel, metal content, and chemical composition. Diesel particulate matter has a center core
of carbon and a variety of adsorbed organic compounds that include some known human
carcinogens such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and nitro-PAHs, as well as nitrate,
sulfate, trace elements, and metals. Diesel particulate matter is composed of small particles
including a high percentage of ultrafine particles (

Dorothy N (63)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 6:11 pm
Looks like we can't get much in here anymore, but please do check this out at and read it - it's lengthy but very important, which was why I'd planned on quoting some of the most pertinent sections...

Yumana Yunes (197)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 8:24 pm
...and then of course the doctors and pharmaceutical corporations are eager to "cure" (the non-curable) the cancer victims that are and will be a direct consequence of fracking.

. (0)
Monday December 3, 2012, 10:24 am
done..TY Shelly

Gina Caracci (219)
Friday December 14, 2012, 5:51 pm
noted, petition signed and letter sent to reps
damn greedy bastards wont stop until we are all dead
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