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April 26, 2011

SAY NO! To Global Shale Gas Fracking’s Final Human Descent into Ecocidal Barbarity

By Ecological Internet's Climate Ark Climate Change Portal

Earth does not need another ecology killing energy source - no to fracking!TAKE ACTION HERE NOW!

It is simply wrong to blow up the Earth destroying scarce water for limited energy with no climate benefits as purported. New science shows shale gas fracking [search] equally damaging to climate as other fossil fuels including coal, and last week there was a major toxic fracking water release into Pennsylvania’s waterways; yet fracking remains largely unregulated by the EPA in the United States. Meanwhile the rest of the world is following America’s lead, with fracking spreading to China, South Africa, Europe and elsewhere. However protest is spreading too. The human family must not allow every last ecosystem to be destroyed, destroying our shared biosphere, before we transition from wasteful unsustainable energy to 100% truly renewable energy. Tell the Obama administration to set a good example and heavily regulate fracking, or outlaw this newest ecocidal energy source before it spreads.


Comments

Stop this insane policy, we must begin now to renewable safe alternatives.

We an international ban on petrochemicals used for energy and a turn around to clean energy. The multibillion dollar Petrochemical industry. The earth can provide many other sources which don't promote death!

What has happened to our nation? I think the decisions being made that are so detremental to not only all living beings but to the earth itself are insane. Is $$$$$$ and GREED and CORRUPTION so important that all else must be thrown overboard?

Access to safe water is a human right, in case you have forgotten it! Thank you.

the Earth destroying scarce water for limited energy with no climate benefits as purported. New science shows shale gas fracking [search] equally damaging to climate as other fossil fuels including coal, and last week there was a major toxic fracking water release into Pennsylvania’s waterways; yet fracking remains largely unregulated by the EPA in the United States.

Now is the time for our government to step up to the plate and set the example to use more renewable energy. We are a leading nation, other countries will follow. This is more than just the governments responsibility, individuals need to also do their part. Thanks Jon


Note also that fracking occurs in Canada, although the threat it imposes has become cause for protest and in some cases, such as Quebec province, temporary bans. In my home province of Nova Scotia a recent Earth Day protest, organized by Sierra Club Canada and others, protesters in front of the Legislative Assembly called for No Compromise and a Ban on Fracking".
The government has maintained that no fracking has taken place in Nova Scotia since 2008, although that's disputed by critics.
The province announced earlier this month that it would conduct a technical and policy review of hydraulic fracturing.
Meanwhile according to Ecology Action Centre
In Nova Scotia, three companies currently have exploration licenses for petroleum hydrocarbons, and state that they plan to use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) methods to extract natural gas1. Sierra Club Canada, Atlantic Chapter, in a recent letter to the Environment Minister implored the province to issue NO APPROVALS until they had grasped the impacts of this practice.

This is big business and investors are jumping on the bandwagon. (Fools) Fracking Hell (UK) is one of many anti-fracking campaign groups which are springing up around the world. People are absolutely shocked at all the secrecy about the chemicals and methods used for good reason. Environmental catastrophes have already occurred as a result of this highly controversial technique of extracting gas. Communities are moving out as drilling rigs move in despite all the evidence due to relaxed laws by the powers that be. The climate and our ever changing environment has become so unpredictable as of late due to humanity`s interference in the delicate balance of nature and the life support systems she has created for us over thousands of years. We can NOT go on in this manner for any longer. It MUST stop NOW. We can and will survive without this extra 10% to meet demands. We don`t need oil or gas at all. We can survive without it quite easily once people have been educated properly and accordingly. BUT WE CANNOT SURVIVE WITHOUT CLEAN WATER. So it is of utmost importance that we protect our global human rights to clean and fresh water by simply not allowing any further illegal contamination and potential risk of accidental exposure to extremely hazardous, toxic and radio-active and environmentally unfriendly chemicals and substances.

Gas fracking is a dangerous practice that can poison our precious finite fresh water supply to harvest a fossil fuel. We should be developing technologies to wean ourselves off our fossil fuel addiction.