May 24, 2013
with your researches in frakking you will know that most of the operators do not have to reveal what they are pumping in the ground. We know that some companies have used chemical slurries cannot be put into drinking water. We don't know what most of these companies because they do not have to reveal this information. This activity is of course a violation of the Clean Water Act. Of course they received a dispensation for that.
My reference to mining town was not literal but in the sense that mining leaves behind a wasteland. With frakking you can't see it but it is still there. As with all extractive industries it is exploit and move on leaving the wastes behind. In this regard Frakking is not different than 19 century hydraulic mining. What will this mean to future generations? No one knows especially the frakkers. So will we be poisoning the ground waters of the shale formations and leaving a mess behind for future generations that may need the water?