What is fracking? It’s not the latest teenage slang word; it describes a mining process that is polluting our earth and making people sick. Food & Water Watch explains:
To frack an oil or gas well, a massive volume of water, sand, and chemicals is injected underground at high pressure to break up rock formations, allowing oil or gas to flow up the well.
Fracking threatens the air we breathe, the water we drink, the communities we love, and the climate on which we depend.
Mothers are rallying against this horrible practice! In fact, they are outraged the practice is considered for use around schools, let alone their homes. Food & Water Watch explains and asks you to take action!
Mothers in the community of Erie, Colorado, are working desperately to stop a giant oil and gas company from fracking next to their kids’ elementary school. They’ve asked Encana, a giant oil and gas company, to abandon this one well and protect their children, but the company refuses.
Fracking is associated with increased truck traffic, dangerous chemicals as well as air and water contamination. It’s hard to believe Encana would even consider fracking near an elementary school – worse, its hard to believe that regulatory systems in Colorado have failed to prevent this from happening. And yet, Encana has gone through all of the proper channels and has the green light to start fracking on May 26th.