18 Apr '11, 9am

To Frack or Not to Frack? The U.S. Department of Defense Has an Answer

To Frack or Not to Frack? The U.S. Department of Defense Has an Answer

This brings us to national defense. Nocera lays a pretty heavy burden on Marcellus residents – basically, if they don’t quit fighting against fracking, more soldiers will die in the Middle East. That is not consistent with the environmental stewardship strategy that the Department of Defense has developed. Though expressed in different terms by the various branches of the armed services, it can be summed up the mission statement of the Army Vision for Net Zero , which includes water resources as well as energy: “We are creating a culture that recognizes the value of sustainability measured not just in terms of financial benefits, but benefits to maintaining mission capability, quality of life, relationships with local communities, and the preservation of options for the Army’s future.” It would be difficult to argue that fracking in the Marcellus meets this “value of susta...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/04/fracking-u-s-departme...

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