05 Aug '11, 3pm

On Fracking: Now, Cracks in the Façade - on EWG's Enviroblog:

« GAO Flunks Some States on Tap Water Quality Monitoring | Main On Fracking: Now, Cracks in the Façade August 5, 2011 By LeeAnn Brown, EWG Press Secretary Imagine, if you can: Nearly overnight, your water well begins producing slimy, off-color foul smelling and worse tasting water. It's unusable. You can't drink it. You can't bathe in it. You can't wash dishes or rinse produce. Your only option is to get clean water trucked in. That's not cheap, and to get those responsible for the contamination to pay for it, you have to sign away your rights to talk to anyone - neighbors, the media, government officials and scientists - about what happened to your well. Ever. Industry Talking Points Through these confidentiality agreements, the natural gas industry has essentially bought the silence of an unknown number of landowners whose water was fouled by drilling activity, allowing ...

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/08/on-fracking-now-cracks-...

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