Reuters just published another excellent article on the serious polluting process of flaring - burning off "excess" gas during the drilling process: Exclusive: Shale causes rise in waste gas pollution The earth does not recognize international boundaries and freely moves any particle anywhere around the globe it pleases. So considering what is happening in neighboring states, countries and continents is crucial when dealing with such drastic technological advancements. Natural gas drilling operations in Europe can be just as devastating as fracking on your neighbor's farmland!
While you are on the Reuters page, there is another headline link to read: Obama streamlines oversight of shale gas Based on his State of the Union address and his continued path to develop natural gas drilling on public and private lands, I would urge you to WRITE to President Obama today (and frequently) pointing out the fallacy of this path. One particular line at the end of the article stops me cold:
So the reason we have to pollute our earth and poison our citizens is to boost American economy?? or increase revenue from exporting the fuel???Also pending is a decision from the Energy Department, which is considering seven applications to export natural gas, from companies including Southern, BG and Sempra. Its study on exporting the fuel is expected later this summer.
No Fracking Way!