Anti-Fracking Rally at the James Thompson Center Downtown Chicago, Illinois March 22, 2013 260
Fracking: a process of drilling down into the earth to release natural gas from shale rock fields. Technological developments now have advanced to the point where it is possible to drill vertically and then horizontally. Millions of gallons of "sweet, potable water" are used in the process. In other words, this is the same water you drink, bathe in and need for everyday uses. This water then returns as flowback which is nothing more than a toxic, even radioactive witches brew of undisclosed chemicals that threatens everyone's health. Not only that, but the water is gone and can't be brought back. And the land itself is also destroyed. Would you want to live near a place where this is occuring?
And let's be sure to thank our former vice-president cheney for this process to " spill " across the nation. When in office he made sure to insert the " Haliburton Regulation" in environmental laws which exempted this process from regulation by the EPA. Of course, he used to be CEO of that company. Well, he had one thing right: there were weapons of mass destruction. They just
weren't in Iraq.