Below, is a letter I sent to a reporter, or should I say "repeater" who is one of the thousands who have become a whore to the oil and gas industry:
Dear sir, I have worked with stream ecology for many years. The damage
to our water from fracking is clear. Why would Dick Cheyney, in '05 push
to ram through an energy bill that EXCLUDED the oil and gas industries
from the federal clean water laws? Why? Because they knew this degree of
fracking would indeed greatly harm water resources, When you pollute
ground water, which fracking can and does, that's it..water is pretty
much ruined. It will be the tax payers who bare the cost of this problem
in the future if it ever becomes addressed at all. All people hear is
industry and chamber driven information about this activity.
unreported harms and horror stories have been for years an continue to
be covered up by a powerful oil and gas lobby/influence. The paper's job
is to seek the facts as best as we know them and this means not just
regurgitating to an ill-informed and gullible public what industry gurus
and those who will financially benefit, want us to hear. Any economic
benefit from this procedure is short lived, serves a few, yet will bare a
far greater cost and impact down the road. We will look back someday
and wonder what in the hell were we thinking?
What have we
become as a society when we reach the point we are willing to throw our
own Mother into a pot of boiling water, think that it is OK, just
because a few people make a few bucks for a short time. There are many
other cleaner ways to develop a sustainable economy and reduce
dependency on oil or foreign energy, and this is NOT one of them
contrary to a desperate and demoralized public largely in denial is
duped into believing.
It is time to Stop this insanity. We do not need this energy as it is
mostly being used to sustain things we simply do NOT need in what has
become an insatiable 24 hour FAT MART society of sick people! Stop
listening to the hype, marketing and PR of the oil and gas industry and
start reporting the unheard story they do not want the public to hear.
This IS afterall, a true democratic media's responsibility.