About Hydrofracking

In a nutshell…

Fracking, as the practice is commonly called, is a means of extracting natural gas by pressure-drilling a mix of water, sand and chemicals more than a mile vertically and horizontally into the earth. The sand and chemicals break up the dense rock to release methane, the compound comprising natural gas, which is pumped back up along with the fracking liquid, now infused not only with the chemical additives but heavy metals and radioactive material as well. The problem is that these materials are leaching into our water supplies, sickening people, vegetation and animals.

By design, hydrofracking causes miniature underground explosions – fracturing rocks and consequently releasing gas, along with radioactive and other carcinogenic and highly toxic substances from deep within the earth. These carcinogens, along with radioactive materials and the toxic sludge known as frack fluid, can contaminate aquifers and spoil water supplies. via The Nation

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Playlist – A Red House Painters week

“Have You Forgotten” (in Vanilla Sky)

“Japanese to English” (in Amateur)

“All Mixed Up” (in Excess Baggage)

“Carry Me Ohio” (in Shopgirl)

“Song for a Blue Guitar” (in The Girl Next Door)

“Around and Around” (in Tarnation)

“Lord Kill The Pain” (in Floundering)