This is an amazing pictorial piece. Click on each photo to move to the next one. We really need to stop this from happening anywhere else.
Let’s get involved with phone calls to our elected officials; phone calls, emails and regular mail to the national groups who are simply asking for “more legislation” to make it safer. You can’t make poisoning the earth “safer” we can only put a stop to it.
You really have to check out the information on Radiation Exposure in this article.
With the worry in the scientific and medical communities regarding the US’s potential for exposure to radioactive isotopes from Japan, it seems ever more important to stop the rape of our continent by the oil/gas companies…especially in and around Michigan which is home to one fifth (1/5) of the worlds fresh water supply.
In a “worst case scenario” Michigan’s fresh water could mean the difference between extinction and survival. This huge fresh water supply should be considered a national treasure and be protected at all costs.
Fracking uses 6-8 million gallons of water per day…can we really afford to poison that much water? We may need it to drink and grow food in the very near future. Currently, gas prices are very low, due to the glut on the market from all the gas made available from the frack sites currently operating. There’s absolutely NO NEED to continue to mine natural gas in America right now.
Call your representatives, senators and governor(s) and tell them Fracking is not what America needs right now. Heck, call the President too while you’re at it.
A friend who is a member of the Sierra Club sent me this info in an email last week.
“Back in July, on one of those 100+ degree days, Consumers Power recorded their highest electricity use day in Michigan history.
What was most significant about that was that both Davis-Besse (near Detroit) and Palisades (near South Haven) nuke plants were off-line that day, and there were no black-outs or brown-outs. This suggests that we do not need these dangerous, aging dinosaurs in our energy mix; especially considering how expensive they are compared to renewables. We need more wind and solar to supply our energy needs in the future.
And this could be Michigan next if we allow the oil/gas companies to use 6-8 million gallons of fresh water per well!
REMEMBER – the oil companies are EXEMPT from The Clean Air Act, The Clean Water Act and several others….thanks to the “Haliburton Loophole”….which was pushed through Congress by none other than Dick Cheney under the George W. Bush administration.
I’m not trying to paint that administration or its members as “evil beings” but, Bush and Cheney both had (and probably still have) publicly known ties to big oil….
also a good idea before any sort of major change in your community…have your water tested to get a baseline statistic of what your water is like. This could have greatly helped some of the people in Pennsylvania get faster help.