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Fracking. Fracking The Marcellus Shale. Sandra Steingraber, a biologist, wrote about it last May in HuffPo.
She also wrote a very powerful poem about the dangers of fracking. The article, highly recommended as a prelude to the poem, gives an insight into what and where The Marcellus Shale is and what fracking is. And what fracking will do to Life in that area so that humans can have a natural gas supply for 15 years.
Rather than using our ingenuity to come up with other ways to supply our energy needs - and/or ways to reduce our dependence on those energy needs - the Beauty and Health of the land and our lives will be sacrificed. To fill the coffers of big business.
Sandra ends the article with these words:
If you like this poem, take it with you. Read it aloud at public hearings, at rallies, in church. Perform it at Earth Day celebrations. Consider this as permission to reprint. Send copies to your elected officials. Set it to music. Add some images and make a video. Whatever we can do to express our belief that the integrity of life on the sunlit surface of this planet depends on the integrity of the bedrock beneath us, we must do. Now.
The National Parks Conservation Association also wrote an article last year about the dangers of fracking - the link shown below the picture will take you to it.