27 Aug '11, 8am

Why Natural Gas Drilling Threatens Our Clean Water Future

Why Natural Gas Drilling Threatens Our Clean Water Future

I’m writing to express my concern about a threat to our clean drinking water. Hydrofracking involves blasting a mixture of water and chemical additives horizontally through the rock formations deep under the surface of the earth in order to break up the rock and create a conduit for natural gas to flow out. Millions of gallons of water are required, and many of the chemicals used are toxic to the environment and to human health. Worse still, large sections of the proposed drilling areas underlie watersheds that supply New Yorkers with drinking water. Because of the dangers associated with this new and under-researched drilling method, the WCC supports not only the newly-enacted New York state moratorium on hydraulic fracturing through July of 2011 but also a broader suspension of fracking permits until the public can be assured of an environmentally sound drilling process....

Full article: http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/08/27/fracking-water/

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