What The FRACK?!
|image from the Green Cupboards Fracking Debate|
Today was one such day, because today I saw an e-mail entitled "Obama's Plan to Frack."
I was hoping beyond hope that I read it wrong, or that it was some twisted play on words, but it was not. The subject line summarized the sadness within the e-mail itself, President Obama is planning to use fracking as a technique to unearth the natural gases his energy plan calls for.
What is Fracking and What's the Big Deal?
It is quite possible you have been hearing/reading this term "fracking" a lot lately, but, perhaps are still not really sure what it means. While I have read lots and lots of definitions for hydraulic fracturing (that's what "fracking" is short for), I think this video by Food & Water Watch does an excellent job of showing us what fracking is and why it is so risky. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST.