What the Frack is Going On?

Hungry for energy? Worried that oil is running dry and coal is getting squeezed out? Well, don’t panic — now we have gas on the menu (literally…)! It doesn’t matter where it is, or how hard it is to reach. We will just drill, baby, drill!


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  1. For more info on the gas fracking issue, all should watch the documentary GASLAND! The good news is, the gas companies have handled their PR campaigns terribly and continue to alienate governments and people. Their motto is, ‘just shut up and take the money we offer you, while we get rich destroying your land and health’. New York State has put a moratorium on hydro-fracking thanks to a huge campaign of truth seekers, the general public, and the poor souls who were the guinea pigs for this terrible experiment known as fracking. Fracking is happening 30 miles down the road from me in Colorado, where people can now light their water on fire straight from the tap! Yum! The air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas is so bad people are moving away thanks to fracking on the Barnett Shale. A small portion of Arkansas now has small earthquakes several times daily thanks to fracking on the Fayetteville Shale. Fracking is set up to be the biggest environmental catastrophe perpetrated on humanity by mega-corporations and incahout governments to date. Get educated to stop them now, and keep working to design and prove an alternative way of life is possible and in fact deeply enjoyable!

  2. New York State has put a moratorium on hydro-fracking thanks to a huge campaign of truth seekers…

    Hi Jason

    Note that, as per my 4th-last link above (second last paragraph), the temporary ban in New York state appears to have been lifted.

    That’s less than one month after a report came out about how much money they’re losing because of the ban (2nd-last link).

    It seems the money-seekers may have won over the truth seekers.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings….

  3. Hi Craig,

    Thanks for the article. It’s disturbing and I’ve read that there are companies that are considering implementing fracking in NSW and Queensland but I could be wrong on that. It beggars belief that people (ie. companies) would use this fracking process and expect no negative outcomes. When are we all going to wake up and realise that our major energy sources are non renewable? ie. Once they are used, they are gone. The only real alternative is for everyone to just use less of everything and re-start a local economy.

    Things must be desperate if fracking is considered an economically viable option for the mining of natural gas. My understanding of this fracking process is that the supply of natural gas it will produce is only a reasonably short term stop gap anyway (5 to 10 years at best). Much like strip mining your top soil, there is no future in mining energy supplies.

    Regards

    Chris

  4. Check these Chris:

    https://permaculturenews.org/2011/05/25/save-pilliga-nsws-largest-temperate-woodland/

    http://www.gasland.com.au/2010/10/smh-australian-mining-companies-fracking-with-highly-toxic-chemicals-near-watercourses/

    http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/special-features/fracking-threatens-wa-water-resources/story-e6frg19l-1226010221897

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/toxins-found-at-third-site-as-fracking-fears-build-20101118-17zfv.html

    Exactly Chris – once they are used, they are gone. And they just fool us into delaying what must happen, and delay it until any transition will become much, much harder (it takes a lot of energy to overhaul our infrastructure). As James Hansen said, “We’re going to have to move beyond fossil fuels sometime, so why not do it now?”

    I wonder what we’ll try to burn after we’ve fracked everything? Perhaps we’ll start looking at unwanted people as a new fuel resource?

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