Fracking… It’s not all it’s cracked up to be… It’s a lot more!
I recently discovered that the Ontario government is exploring opportunities to frack us here too. Russell Ontario sits on black shale, twenty minutes from Ottawa! I’ve seen it mentioned that this is happening in other Ontario communities, as well as elsewhere across Canada.
The CBC article is short and says little, so please watch the video there if you are interested … (it won’t embed and the link to just that also doesn’t work) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/05/29/ottawa-russell-shale-gas-exploration.html
Why is the government, which is supposed to be looking after the best interests of people, exploring and allowing a technology that will destroy us all if it isn’t stopped?
To understand what some of the problems with fracking are, watch (or listen) to Sandra Steingraber, scientist, mother, writer, poet, cancer survivor, wisdom woman in this 5 part video series.
The last one in particular mentions impacts on communities other than where the actual fracking is done, and what else happens with fracked gas leftovers, but all of the videos are well worth watching. This is an issue that affects us all, one way or another.
Videos originally posted here:
Illinois’ Flawed Fracking Law Is Everyone’s Problem, Ecologist Says
The backroom negotiations behind the midwestern state’s new fracking regulations may be a taste of what’s to come in other places.
by Jeff Biggers, Ben Evans
Here is a good interview from June 3rd, where Sandra discussed being in jail, and why she went:
A Scientist Raises Her Voice