posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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
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)