By KURTIS GEFROM

What is fracking???… Well, earthjustice.org says that fracking is a process by which “hundreds of thousands to millions of gallons of water are mixed with toxic chemicals and injected down wells at high pressure, fracturing the underground rock formation to force oil and gas to the surface.”

How does it affect me?? Currently in California and many other states, it is legal for the fracking process to proceed. There is no regulation on fracking. Not only can it be harmful to the air, but it can be mixed in our well water that we drink and use daily; here is a great visual. It doesn’t stop there either, because no one is talking about it and now there has been a movement created to put a stop to fracking. Here is an example of a man who shows how the chemicals from fracking have entered the water wells and moved up to the water that comes out of the faucet!!! Scary!

Photo source: http://www.napavalley.edu
Photo source: http://www.napavalley.edu
What can we do? We can stand up for what is right and put a stop to fracking! We can take steps to do this by:

  1. Share this post with others! Inform others!! Your friend’s and family’s health is being put at risk, and they don’t even know it, unless you tell them.
  2. Write to elected officials to stop fracking. Especially, if you are located in a possible affected area, there’s no reason not to write to your elected officials.
  3. Watch more and learn more. There is a groundbreaking documentary, called GASLAND, that really pointed out the fracking process and how it is going unnoticed. I definitely recommend watching that documentary and searching more on the net about “fracking” and how harmful it is.

Why am I telling you this? I am telling you this, because I really do care. I care about my health, your health, my family’s health, my friend’s health and the future generations’ health. There is already a movement of many other people that care too. We can put a stop to this if we SHARE, WRITE ELECTED OFFICIALS and LEARN! Our future and our health is in our hands, all we have to do is ACT NOW and do the three things listed above!

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