An energy company says protesters demonstrating against hydraulic fracturing at a Pennsylvania state forest have led to a gas drilling rig temporarily being shut down. . . .
Alright, Pennsylvania woke up and smelled the coffee and realized that they need fresh water much much more than they need natural gas. Come On, Ohio, we can do the same thing for the same reason.
The natural gas industry, and it’s supporting case of puppet politicians, continue to claim that fracking has no negative impact on the environment or local drinking water supplies. There are many incidents of flammable water and poisoned streams that refute these claims, of course, but neither the industry or the government agencies that should be regulating them seem to care.
In big fracking states, many members of the public are alarmed that natural gas companies are blasting thousands of gallons of chemically-enhanced water into the ground just to get at natural gas deposits. Not only does the injection of these chemicals pose serious health risk, but then there’s the frightening question of what happens to the wastewater when frackers are done with it. . . .