Saturday, July 27, 2013

Social Justice Saturday: No Fracking Way

A new report came out recently, detailing the true cost of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), which is a very invasive way to squeeze out those last drops of petroleum and natural gas from underground.  As you might imagine, it's not a pretty picture, not for the environment, not for our health, and not for our wallets.
Just as we've seen in other industries, companies will lie and promise anything in order to make a buck before leaving citizens and the government with the task of cleaning up the mess as they flee the scene, often pulling legal tactics such as bankruptcy in order to avoid responsibility.  When will we learn that promises of jobs and economic prosperity result in temporary benefits and not at all worth the long-term consequences?

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