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The Marcellus Shale is a
huge shale formation in PA.
The shale has
embedded in it large amounts of natural gas.
Fracking means drilling down
deep, deep below the auifers,
then turning and
going across the shale.
gallons of water, drawn from our rivers and local water
are then mixed with chemicals and sand and
forced down at extraordinarily high
to spit the shale apart (the sand holds it open) and the
gas is then released.
All the gas is supposed to reach the surface and be
captured for use, but that is
not the case. In
addition, other very undesirable gases, such as methane
and radioactive elements, such as radium, are also
released. Concrete casings sometimes crack and allow gas
into aquifers Larger and larger "cracks" are being
attempted with new technology,
too new to know the long
term results and other potentially deadly and
uncontrolable features, like the triggering of
earthquakes should be causing enough alarm for
both legislators and the industry to back off and
properly study & report on the
consequences of what they are doing before attempting
The process affects the water supplies of
locals, not just by the introduction of
chemicals, but also by changing our rivers due to
the drawing of millions
and millions of gallons
of water. The possibility exists that we are fouling
supplies and the air of major populations now and for years to
as old wells are not able to be fully sealed and
as the casings degrade.
The process cannot be done , and is not
being done, safely.
The "risk benefit" analysis
for those who directly benefit financially is quite different
than it is for those losing livlihoods, health,
their lives or the right to
the peaceful enjoyment of their property.
To understand more fully, click the
links below . Inform yourself and then
alert others . The powerful corporate dollars that
control our elections
and change our very
legislation are at play here in spades .
regulation of this industry is so grossly inadequate for a
with so many human and environmental consequences.
Every voice is needed to halt this runaway train
turn towards clean renewables.
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Information and Links
Frequently asked questions ?
Yes, it IS a local issue .....
The Main Points - Why Fracking
is so bad
What You Can Do
Movies & Short
Videos to Inform You & for
It's Your Constitutional Right ......
Why Not Just Tax The Fracking
Other Laws That We Need
besides Fracking Regulation
Groups Working for Proper Regulation