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Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing

Fresh water is scarce and a precious resource, please don’t frack it up!

Some 97.5% of water on the Earth is salt water, leaving only 2.5% as fresh water. Of this over two thirds is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. The remaining unfrozen fresh water is found mainly as groundwater, with only a small fraction present in rivers, lakes or in the air. Water is a precious resource, use it responsibly and don’t waste it! ?autoplay=1

We have the best drinking water, please don’t frack it up!

Fracking (short for hydraulic fracturing) is a drilling technique that involves injecting toxic chemicals, sand, and millions of gallons of water under high pressure into the ground to release natural gas in shale deposits. This mixture of toxins and sediment, along with any natural gas released, can leak to the surface.

Governor David Paterson demands “overwhelming evidence” that drilling is safe
“ALBANY (AP) – Gov. David Paterson says hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells in New York’s part of the four-state Marcellus Shale region won’t be allowed without “overwhelming evidence that nothing will happen” to harm clean water supplies.

In an interview Friday with Syracuse radio WSYR’s Jim Reith, Paterson said the controversy over natural gas drilling is “obviously a clash between a very lucrative profit-making opportunity and a very serious public safety hazard.” Read more…

SOURCE: Riverkeeper,, vimeo and The European Environment AgencyThe network exchanges views and experiences on issues of common interest to organizations involved in the practical day-to-day implementation of environmental policy and communication of environmental issues.

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