A New York Times series by Ian Urbina documents the extensive and disturbing amount of information that was gathered from EPA, state regulators and gas drilling companies not previously made available, either to the public or to other government regulators and decision-makers. This information definitively establishes that: the danger to health and the environment from hydraulic fracturing is much greater than previously understood: gas drilling involving hydrofracking has resulted in radioactive waste and pollution being dumped into rivers, streams and drinking water supplies; government regulations have not kept pace with the natural gas industry's expansion; and both state and federal government currently lack the manpower and the will to adequately police the industry.
In recent months, the terrible effects of hydrofracturing have been across America. Namely, over 100 earthquakes in Arkansas due to hydrofracking, a study linking hydrofracing to flammable water, and toxic radiation contaminating Pennsylvania's water supply. New York State is scheduled to resume hydrofracking on July 1st, when the state's ban on gas drilling ends. As
of last Wednesday, the gas companies' plan to drill in the Delaware River
Basin (which provides over 15 million people with water) was tabled due to public outrage . This is a sign that public action will undoubtedly affect what happens to our water.
Governor Cuomo's (NY) decision on July 1st will ultimately concrete the future of hydrofracking in New York State. The time for action is now.
May 25 at 6:00 PM, NYC: Water at Risk: A Forum on Hydraulic Fracturing EPA whistleblower Weston Wilson's first public event in New York! Event also featuring biologist and author Sandra Steingraber, biologist Robert Howarth, and Food and Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter. Moderated by NY Times bestselling author Craig Unger. Register here: http://j.mp/mrfI2X.
Check out this page for calls for action
and these organizations, which coordinate rallies, campaigns, and petitions:
Nofracking.com Responsible Drilling Alliance www.shaleshock.org http://nyh2o.org/#main/home
For more information on fracking check out this this video, which provides a more in-depth look at what hazards lie with fracking.