July 11, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Frack This: Brine From Marcellus Shale Could Be Seeping Into Pennsylvania Drinking Water
As a Pennsylvania resident, this one hits close to home.
Due to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and oil (fracking), brine from deep underground might be seeping into drinking water in northeastern PA.
When you ponder the fact that potable water represents a very small percentage of all of Earth’s water, less than 1% I believe, you realize how important it is to protect our water resources.
Toss in the fact that burning fossil fuels contributes to climate change and we have to ask ourselves, “is this the future we want?” We should stop subsidizing the gas and oil industry and build on the very modest subsidies going into renewables like wind, solar and geothermal.
We can’t drill our way to a better future.