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Fracking and Water

Hi All,

I am sure you have noticed alot of commercials on TV telling us how great the natural gas companies are. They are on a campaign to obscure the facts of how destructive this practice is.  The shale extends from Monterrey to LA. A Federal judge in Wyoming (I sent this out last week) just gave the okay to drill anywhere previous well sites exist, that means California will be hit hard. When they have destroyed the water for Central and Southern California, we will have to supply those areas or have severe food shortages. With Jerry Brown on board for the peripheral canal, we need this law on the books now.

Here are just a few facts about this process.

Uses 1 to 5 million gallons of water per well…or minimum of 200 water tankers per well…Averages 50,000 gallons of chemical per well

Process is supposed to recover the chemicals but 25-60% remains

Known carcinogens used: benzene, ethyl benzene, toluene, xlyene, formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, ethylene glycol and glycol ethers just to name a few.

Here is your chance to sign on to a petition to support our right to know what toxins they are polluting our aquifers with.

Thanks, Janus