Pennsylvania, the fifth most corrupt state, ordered it’s health boards to ignore fracking related health complaints.
Yet the Supreme Court has vacated the 300 foot rules established on fracking near: wetlands, lakes, rivers and streams.
However, the industry is poised to start contaminating more water sources after they have purchased more of Nestle water stock.
Gov. John Corbett has asked politely that the companies pretty please scout’s honor the 300 ft rule.
Older drilling sites have properties where saltwater breakout brings fracking chemicals to the surface and contaminate underground drinking water aquifers and wells in Wyoming and elsewhere.
Hydraulic fracturing uses a process where depleted uranium rounds are shot deep under the earth in the natural gas extraction process.
The process uses thousands of unknown chemical substances that are grandfathered from having to report toxicity. Known as the, “Halliburton Loophole,” procedures or requirements for drillers of underground injection control (UIC) program are exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.
This involves millions of gallons of water that must be injected back into the ground once completed since you can’t treat radioactive waste-water.
Fracking produces 3x as much methane that is beneficial from the release of natural gas. Methane, a destructive greenhouse gas will accelerate climate change at a geometric rate of speed unlike any thing the planet has seen before.
Gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean will have similar effects and so will the utilization of the Keystone XL pipeline.
If you live on the coastline, buy a boat and swim gear before Kevin Costner corners the market.
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