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Wednesday night , June 1st, 7-8:00 p.m. EDT Bob’s guest is environmentalist Teresa Mills
Learn the facts about Fracking, the consequences for our communities, and find out how you can get involved in the fight.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” is a process used by oil and gas companies to extract oil or natural gas by drilling into the earth and breaking up rock formations by injecting millions of gallons of water and tens of thousands of gallons of hazardous and proprietary chemicals into the ground. Gov.
Kasich has said that hydraulic fracking would be a “godsend” for Ohio. He couldn’t be farther from the truth. In reality, fracking will benefit out of state workers and multinational corporations, create a boom and bust local economies, jeopardize the health of Ohioans, and disturb natural environments.
From up state New York to Arkansas, Fracking has polluted ground water, ruined crops, lowered property values, increased traffic, devastated small communities, and even caused earthquakes. Yet, this technique is exempted from the Superfund Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Clean Air Act (CAA) and many other environmental regulations. Other states are enacting moratoriums to study the detrimental effects of Fracking and ensure that State regulations are up to the task, but Ohio government is moving full speed ahead without taking the time to get the data.
The Free Press