There’s been a lot of talk about fracking in the news recently (especially the UK’s breathtaking lack of regulation).
The video above concerns the threat that fracking (injecting water laced with stacks of toxic chemicals at high-pressure to break up rock formations and release gas) poses to the Delaware River Basin, and neatly summarises the dangers: in this case, the water supply to over 15,000,000 people will be threatened by toxic pollution.
Just a cursory internet search for “fracking” and “pollution” reveals a huge number of recent incidents caused by this intensive industry – any report that claims there is no risk is simply lying. It’s mind-boggling that fracking is even on the table as an option. That is until you read about the multi-million-dollar influence of corporate lobbyists.
The US documentary “Gasland” is about fracking. It is excellent. Everyone who is worried about fracking, or is not 100% sure what it means, should see it.
Thanks for the tip – have downloaded! Got the trailer here, for those who are interested:
And here I thought this would be a post about Battlestar Galactica.
Unfortunately it’s not the stuff of science fiction…