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Frack No! Organic Consumers Oppose Pro-Fracking Scientist as Head of U.S. Department of Energy

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Environment and Climate Resource Center page. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2013 CONTACT: Organic Consumers Association , Katherine Paul , 207.653.3090, or Zack Kaldveer , 510.938.2664 The OCA announced its opposition today to the reported nomination by President Barack Obama of Dr. Ernest Moniz to serve as the next head of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Moniz has publicly supported “Hydraulic Fracturing” – or fracking - a highly polluting form of oil and gas extraction that involves injecting massive amounts of water, sand and toxic chemicals into the ground to fracture rock in order to extract oil and gas. Moniz is the director of MIT's Energy Institute, which boasts such Big Oil financial backers as BP, Chevron and Saudi Aramco. There are more than 600,000 fracking wells and waste injection sites litte...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27104.cfm

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