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Fracking fuels water fights in nation's dry spots

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posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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More bad news for America. Our obsession with growth, industrialization and fossil fuels is putting our most valuable resource in even more danger. As big as our country is, many of our resources are being strained due to our continuing population growth, and business' infinite greed and destruction. We already have droughts across the country, this will just make it worse.

Fracking fuels water fights in nation's dry spots

www.seattlepi.com...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface.

Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale formations.

But now, as energy companies vie to exploit vast reserves west of the Mississippi, fracking's new frontier is expanding to the same lands where crops have shriveled and waterways have dried up due to severe drought.
edit on 22-6-2013 by CB328 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 01:48 PM
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This has been a problem for a long time, it seems it will only escalate. I think that research should be dont to develop new technology to recover these resources. I really feel that if enough study was done into creating these fuel type in a lab it could be done, and people will complain about the expense but the hidden item in that is there are so many places where these companies dump tons of money to cover things up, keep people quiet and pay to maintain these areas during and after the extraction.



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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Do we really need to be in such a hurry to deplete that last sources of oil left on Earth?

Maybe we could save some for future generations.



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