Thursday, February 21, 2013

Attacking Fricking Fracking

From Organic Consumers Association
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 9:33 am

Fracking Our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families:

Their names are Carol, Steve & Jackie, Susan, Marilyn & Robert, and Christine. They share a bond. Two bonds, actually: They all own, or owned, farms. And those farms, along with their own health and the health of their farm animals, have all been ruined by fracking.

...Jacki Schilke of North Dakota ...lost two dogs, five cows, chickens – and her health – after 32 oil and gas wells sprouted up within three miles of her ranch...Christine Moore, a horse rescuer in Ohio,...sold her farm after a well went up five miles from her farm, creating an oily film on her water and making her too sick to care for her horses.

With hundreds of thousands of fracking wells and waste injection sites in the U.S., it’s likely that our food supply already contains water, plants and animals (meat) contaminated with fracking chemicals. While we hear a lot about drinking water contamination, including people’s water catching on fire straight out of the faucet, that shouldn’t be our only concern. Contaminated crops and farm animals raised for food are also possible avenues for exposing humans to fracking chemicals...

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