Fracking. Part 3.

Against fracking 01
Against fracking 01 (Photo credit: Bosc d’Anjou)

Posted August 18, 2013

by Jerry Alatalo

An Australian news organization produced the following documentary “Meet The Frackers,” which does a good job of painting an accurate picture of the issue of fracking, including the views of both “sides.” It is a fair representation of reality about the fracking phenomenon, taking the words of  industry and the words of citizens who may hold a differing way of looking at it.

After watching this documentary you will have a good sense of what the stakes are for both groups. Recently more and more members of the pro-fracking and anti-fracking groups have added to the store of facts, giving men and women around the world a greater understanding of the issue, which will hopefully lead to the wisest options being chosen.

On the one hand there are those who have benefitted financially from the practice. On the other there are those whose health, as well as the health of the land around them, have been harmed. These are the realities to think about when creating a list of options.

The leaders in local communities, counties, states and countries around the world must decide whether the health of people and the environment, or jobs for their citizens, are more important. Those same leaders have no other choice but to consider the consequences of each possible decision going forward.

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