The kids are always talking about propagating fractures in rock layers to release the natural gas trapped underneath, but what is “fracking” all about? Thankfully someone has made a beautiful website to quickly walk you through the entire process…
Why should you care? Because fracking got an exemption in the Safe Drinking Water Act, despite the hazardous stew it leaves underground. Also, there already happens to be bills stagnating in Congress to take the exemption away. Let’s go ahead and take care of this very specific little oversight. Go direct to taking action here or enjoy Linda Dong‘s site, Dangers of Fracking, which will take you to the action and further resources at the end.[via Daring Fireball]
I was so impressed when I saw this site. It’s so beautiful. You know, I have been one of the on the ground organizers fighting the frack since 2009. I was really early into it, but the more I watch it seems like it’s the really creative types who are delivering in the fight. Sites like this and the movie GASLANDS are really what have moved the debate. Not boring fact sheets and rallies. Oh well… it’s a different era.
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Sites like this definitely act as a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, making fact sheets seem boring in comparison, but it’s no replacement for the ‘on the ground’ component. OWS showed the importance of both sides. The tents made the statement and the internet helped deliver it. But as with fracking, there’s still a ways to go, so the more (fact sheets, rallies, websites, documentaries) the merrier!