Fracking, are we properly informed?
There has been much talk about gas fracking lately, but what do we really know? There was a story in the news about some new fracking regulations Michigan has adopted intended to make gas fracking appear to be a safe process. The news mentioned the gas companies must identify the toxic chemicals used in their fracking processes, but failed to mention the gas companies have up to 30 days after their well is complete to identify the toxic chemicals they used. Isn't that too late when something goes wrong? If these toxic chemicals are safe why not identify them before the well is drilled? Another truth is; once our ground water is contaminated by the toxic chemicals used in the fracking process there is no known way to decontaminated it.
Why has France and Bulgaria banned fracking altogether and Germany and the UK are close to joining them. Many other countries in Europe have moratoriums on gas fracking in place and are working towards outright bans. The list of fracking bans here in the United States and worldwide is endless and growing every day. Why is that? What have those people learned through experience that we are not being told? Is gambling our essential drinking water, clean air and way of life away for corporate profit smart?
Confusion is caused by misinformation. Misinformation is used to disguise the truth. There is no confusion when the truth is known. Is the lack of truth contributing to the confusion about fracking? Being informed is the best way to make smart decisions. The enormous cost for being uninformed could be disastrous. There is lots of information on fracking available on the internet. Turning our backs on the truth is never the solution. Become informed and involved.