Fracking Goes Boom: Former Governor Admits Economics Are Routinely Put Above Safety When It Comes To The Fracking Industry Q: What do you call an honest politician? A: Retired. A small joke for you there. And let’s be honest: even that’s not really true. Most retired politicians will say whatever the highest bidder asks them to–perhaps its force of habit, or a genetic predisposition, who knows.… Read the rest
Fracking May Be Related To A Cluster Of Foals In New York State Born Stillborn Or With Rare Genetic Disorders A cluster of rare birth defects and stillborn foals at a horse breeding facility in the Southern Tier of New York has many crying foul over the possibility of fracking chemicals tainting water supplies. So far 17 foals have been identified with the inability to swallow, also known as dysphagia, and the site’s owner believes fracking could be to blame.… Read the rest
Fracking, another enemy of our delicate climate. If your kid messes up on a chemistry test, he or she might get a bad grade. If things are really terrible, there might be a make-up class or summer school in the offing. But when the scientists and bureaucrats responsible for reacting to and dealing with climate change screw up their chemistry, we all could all end up paying the price for the foreseeable future.… Read the rest
The controversial practice, known in full as hydraulic fracturing, in which water with benzene and other chemicals is injected along with sand at high pressures into underground rock formations to free natural gas has long been suspected of tainting area drinking water. But the Wyoming study is the first time fracking has been definitively linked to drinking water contaminants.