24 Jul '11, 1pm

From @Earthjustice: Greetings From "Frackistan"

They know about health studies showing toxic contaminants in the air at fracking sites, the reported episodes of chemical poisoning, the flaming water faucets, exploding houses, and fish kills. They don’t want their community to become like the intensely drilled area to the south, the San Juan Basin, which has been so decimated by gas development that they refer to it as “Frackistan.” So, in Gunnison County, folks are using all the tools they have: door-to-door canvassing, news media, the internet and social media; lobbying state and federal officials; election campaigns, and lawsuits. They are working on local zoning ordinances to limit where companies can drill, to require setbacks from homes and drinking water supplies, to limit the weight limits on constantly pounding truck traffic, and to ban fracking outright. Like activists across the country, they are motivated, cr...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-july/greetings-from-fra...

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