Hi, So we know the copious amounts of methane being released, the carcinogenic chemicals that are being used and the enormous amounts of water being destroyed (that we need for agriculture) and now farcking waste is being shown to be radioactive and some is going to treatment plants that can’t take the radioactivity out or landfills. If your group hasn’t signed the letter yet, you need to revisit this.
Public comments to the California Dept. of Commerce are due now. Right now part of the regs prohibit doctors and public health officials saying anything to the public on health issues surrounding fracking and no monitoring will be done until AFTER the site has closed….years after the fact. Some states (Pennsylvania the first) are wanting to put tracers in the fracking fluids so they can monitor and find out how far they are traveling in the aquifers.
Here’s a sign-up link for fracking info:
SCWC Fracking Comment Letter
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Conservation’s development of regulations relating to hydraulic fracturing. The Department is currently engaged in an informal process of soliciting input from the public on a discussion draft of proposed regulations. The discussion draft of the regulations, a narrative digest of the discussion draft regulations, and a set of frequently asked questions and answers will be available on the Department’s website at www.conservation.ca.gov. Input on the discussion draft of the regulations will be used to craft a subsequent rulemaking package that the Department will use for the formal rulemaking process required by the Administrative Procedure Act.
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