The headline actually refers to Fracking, which is obscene in more ways than the other F-word. Here are a few updates on the quantities of radioactive materials being released into our environment, a look at the corruption created by fracking and what could be done instead, and what you can do to reduce your fracking [& carbon] footprint. Take a few minutes to look at fracking from a different perspective:
- Shopping to reduce my fracking footprint | Amy Mall’s Blog – looking at plastic wraps, synthetic fertilizers & pesticides, synthetic fabrics, personal care products, cleaning supplies, as well as use of fossil fuels.
- Don’t Frack the Future » CounterPunch – ‘… corrupts state legislators and the Environmental Protection Agency (which does its darnedest to cover up fracking’s effects on ecosystem and human health)…. Fracking unfairly competes with wind and solar to generate electricity… results in an extraordinary volume of toxic and sometimes radioactive waste water…, stimulates earthquakes in the most unlikely of places, and divides communities.’
- The Hard Numbers on Fracking: Radiation, Toxic Wastewater, and Air Pollution | Truthout – ‘Researchers at Duke University announced this week that samples collected from 2010 to 2012 near a fracking wastewater treatment facility that discharges into Blacklick Creek [Indiana County, Pennsylvania] had up to 200 times the amount of radium than samples just upstream, as well as elevated levels of salts and heavy metals.…’
You might also want to check out Dave Fry’s ‘Put the Frack Back’. [based on ‘Hit the Road Jack’ by Ray Charles:
Put the Frack Back
by Dave Fry
Put the Frack back and don’t you dare pollute
No more, no more, no more, no more.
Put the Frack back and don’t you dare pollute no more,
Put the Frack back, and don’t you dare pollute.
Keep the oil in the soil, and give the companies the boot.
We’ve got power of the sun and the wind and the seas.
Keep the Frack out of my back yard if you please.
Give the Frack the sack and join with us today.
Let the gas pass, and let them hear what we say,
We’ve got power of the people, let’s rise up and sing.
Keep the Frack out of my city; we don’t need this evil thing.
Give the Frack a whack, together we can toss it.
No chemical injections in my kitchen faucet.
We’ve got power of free speech; so rise up and use it.
Keep the Frack out of my state, please don’t abuse it.
Give the Frack the smack, don’t come back no more.
This is our commonwealth, let’s show them the door.
We’ve got power of the people; that’s why we’re here today.
Keep the Frack out of my country, my USA.
© 2013 Dave Fry