Monday, July 16, 2012

"In upstate New York right now, they’re doing this gas-extraction drilling, and everywhere they’ve done this, people’s wells have been poisoned. So there’s a big fight in upstate New York to slow it down, to put a moratorium on gas drilling until we can study this nascent technology. Basically, they pump out millions of gallons of water laced with thousands of gallons of this chemical formula — it has up to 590 chemicals in it, many of them carcinogenic. Halliburton — the people who came up with this technology — has been exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Act. And people don’t really know about it. The movie Gasland came out and really illuminated it. It’s pretty scary stuff, right up there with BP in its potential for disaster."

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