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Natural gas #fracking is threatening water and #wildlife. Learn how you can help @NWF tackle this issue:

Contaminates Water Quality and Supply There have been reports of flammable methane migrating into local drinking water supplies, and spills of drilling fluids and contaminated water are believed to have killed livestock, fish and other aquatic life in ponds and streams. Fracking operations can also require several million gallons of water, which must be withdrawn from nearby wells, lakes, rivers or industrial or municipal systems, leaving insufficient water for other important uses. Increases Ozone and Smog Levels Using natural gas can improve air quality if it can replace the use of other fossil fuels that are more polluting. But the extraction of unconventional natural gas can create air quality problems, such as increased ozone and smog levels, that can cause health risks for people and wildlife. Destroys and Fragments Wildlife Habitats The construction of roads, drilli...

Full article: http://www.nwf.org/Global-Warming/Policy-Solutions/Drilli...

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