DON’T FRACK OUR WATER!

Here we go again.  Headlines proclaim “ENERGY CRISIS SOLVED-HUGE NATURAL GAS FIND”  will bring energy independence  to the US.  Just for a moment say they are right and it will do just that.  The thing they don’t tell you is that in the process of extracting that energy they “WILL SCREW UP ” huge supplies of water by adding chemicals to the injection process that are already screwing up ground water and streams in Montana.   So if I have this right we will have energy to burn but no water to farm, drink or bathe, such a deal.

What really concerns me is that here’s another magic wand to solve our energy problems and it looks like it will turn out to be very similar to mountain top coal mining, good for energy but a disaster for water quality.  So the big question in my mind is this, we will no doubt get a lot of energy from these processes but will we use it all up processing the water they screwed up getting it to make it useable?  Am I getting to be a NIMBY, I hope not, but I don’t want to be a “DRILL BABY DRILL FREAKE” either.   ALL THESE PROBLEMS WITH NEW EXTRACTION METHODS MAKE NUCLEAR POWER LOOK LIKE A DREAM SUPPLY”

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