I am astounded at the ignorance of people about fracking–it doesn’t contaminate ground water, it’s safe and important for progress and energy self sufficiency.
Hysterical reactions and media hype, and of course time for enviro organizations to put out scares to pump up donations.
Marita Noon takes on the screamers below. My friend Sel Graham,an engineer and attorney, was fracking a long time ago. If it was a problem we would know.
And please don’t bite on the silliness that fracking could cause earthquakes–any geologist will tell you ain’thuman activity is gonna move that much of the earths mantel.
Fracking is not new, just more in the public’s eye, horizontal drilling is old, fracking is older.
Sel points out he was involved in fracking that was well developed in the late 50s and early 60s, and horizontal drilling came to be widely used in the 70s and 80s.
Fracking and horizontal drilling take place thousands of feet down, thousands of feet below water tables that are used for humans.
Sleeves on the drill pipe obviously prevent any contamination.
There is no cure for stupid–fracking is the new scare designed to pump up green donations and political activity.
It’s like the fuss over the XL pipeline–if people saw the map of old and not so old pipelines already in place they would say–WAAAAAAt the hell is going on, people fraid of everything?
Thanks Marita–nice work. Sad to here your stories of numbskulls who belong to the Gaia/Pantheism high holy church of true believers.