AP – Water Tainted with Explosive Methane and Cancer-Causing Benzene – Frack!

Screenshot from the film Gasland

Screenshot from the film Gasland – burning faucet water.

HOUSTON (AP) 86 groups from 12 states sent a letter to the EPA’s inspector general, Arthur Elkins, asking that he widen an existing investigation into the agency’s actions. They cited an Associated Press report indicating the agency had scientific evidence linking Range Resources’ drilling operations to water tainted with explosive methane and cancer-causing benzene in Weatherford, a town west of Fort Worth.

Here is a link to the HuffPost article about the 86 groups pressuring the EPA  to do its job and pursue investigations into dangerous drinking water resulting from Fracking by Range Resources.  The AP uncovered water analysis documents that have never been revealed by the EPA.  Check out the article.

This satellite image is a composite showing nighttime lights data from three years: 1992 as blue, 2000 as green, and 2010 as red. White indicates lighting detected in all three years. Most of the red in the Bakken oil field area is due to gas flaring.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This satellite image is a composite showing nighttime lights data from three years: 1992 as blue, 2000 as green, and 2010 as red. White indicates lighting detected in all three years. Most of the red in the Bakken oil field area is due to gas flaring.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

While we prefer to blog beautiful images of our space ship Earth to encourage Eco-awareness by all, occasionally we at Casualmere® feel the need to show negative images to stress the importance of Earth ecology awareness, participation and custodianship.  This is one of those times.

The Christian Science Monitor also has a very pertinent and interesting article by Mark Clayton, with info. on the wasting of Natural Gas through flaring as well as some details on Methane gases being released into the atmosphere, a serious hazard to us all.

Our big, beautiful, space orb.

Our big, beautiful, space orb.

We suggest you keep aware/informed…and do what you can to preserve our Earth.  We at Casualmere® do our small part by using a totally Eco-friendly and renewable source for our fabric, Bamboo.  We hope you will get in the habit of wearing it.

Casualmere® women's 100% bamboo shirt.

Casualmere® women’s 100% bamboo shirt.

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One Response to AP – Water Tainted with Explosive Methane and Cancer-Causing Benzene – Frack!

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