Posted August 19, 2013
by Jerry Alatalo
In states around America many groups have joined together to express concerns and use legal means to stop fracking in their communities. In Illinois a bill is up for vote to place a two-year moratorium on the practice, with the hope of more extensive health and scientific studies becoming available in the near future. Governmental bodies from city, county to state across the nation have taken actions to slow or stop fracking in their regions.
The man and woman in this talk are obviously in the group of people from Illinois who are not in favor of fracking. If there is anyone reading this who can point to persons who have, or documentary films which contain, persuasive arguments for fracking, please enter such persons or films in the comments below.
This writer wants to hear all sides of this issue, as this allows for people to have more information to make up their minds. All viewpoints which are explained in a respectful, thoughtful way are welcome. This is a large issue with tremendous consequences that cannot be dismissed or ignored.
The major concern for citizens is the safety of drinking water supplies. I have said it before but it has to be repeated: water is life.
- Secret emails reveal the risk to water in Sussex from fracking was known by officials (streetdemocracy.wordpress.com)
- Exclusive: Real Fracking Threat to Uk Water Supply Analysed in Full (hat4uk.wordpress.com)
- Church of England: ‘God’s glorious creation’ under threat from fracking (blueandgreentomorrow.com)
- ‘One thousand’ anti-fracking protesters expected to arrive in Balcombe (telegraph.co.uk)