@woodtick57 oy yeah... and we certainly don't need it. what we need to do is to exploit things like wind, tide, surf for generation of electricity. you know, clean stuff. we also need to cut down drastically on our energy consumption.
@woodtick57 - fracking requires water. And that water has to carted off by truck to be disposed of, and it is highly toxic... where are they gonna dispose of that toxic water? Look at the Pavillion, Wyoming situation. The caustic chemicals used in fracking leach upward and contaminate all the earth right to the groundwater.
And fracking is known to cause water wells to explode and cause fish kills. In PA, a public notice went out to communities near fracking sites recommending they open a window while filling their tubs for a bath. And in AR, fish kills and earthquakes (2.0 to 4.7 magnitude, which is enough to cause rock slides) have been reported near frack sites.
@DogLady_1 the entire thing is very similar to the disposal problem that they had with hydrofluoric acid left over from petroleum distillation. for years they tried dumping it down abandoned oil wells, but it began leaching into the mississippi river and its southern tributaries, and killed off all the fish all the way to the gulf and then began killing off the shrimp population as well. then some 'profit at any price' jackass, in an effort to save the oil industry billions of dollars in disposal fees, had the intelligent idea of dumping it into the drinking water supplies all over the country and calling it 'fluoridated water'.
the problem with this idea is that hydrofluoric acid is one of the most deadly acids known. on drop on the skin will numb the surrounding flesh and then eat its way into the bone where it dissolves all the marrow as well. and you're drinking the shit.
@talkenhed not only the metro area... but everywhere. the upstate ny water table effects everything from lake ontario to the atlantic ocean, and all the way down through the susquehanna river and into the patomic/chesapeake areas.
also, when xerox began developing their industry in webster, ny. they were forced to buy all the surrounding houses and properties and nobody can ever live in them again or build there due to the fact that they had polluted the ground water, and the soil so badly that babies were dying from the fumes leaching out of the ground.
but hey...'profit at any price.' that's the motto.