• greenwithtiffanyAre pipelines safe? #Pipelines will always have accidents and leak. It's only a matter of when. We don't need more pipelines, they will make us complacent and continue to do business as usual. We must expand renewables. The technology is there and we must hold our leaders to looking to the future. #ThinkThursday #greenwithtiffany #tarsands #oilspills #fracking #renewableenergy
    #Repost @chrisheights
    What is Fracking?
    Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is the process of taking millions of gallons of water, mixing it with tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals – including known carcinogens – and pumping it all underground at extreme pressure to break up rock formations and release oil or natural gas.
    Why is Fracking Dangerous?
    New techniques and technologies used in fracking are more intensive and riskier than conventional drilling, making the process more dangerous than ever.
    *It also causes earthquakes
    Fracking brings rampant environmental and economic problems to communities across the country. Scientists now believe that natural gas is likely worse than coal in terms of driving global climate change in the coming decades.
    How can Fracking Affect Me?
    Fracking accidents and leaks pollute rivers, streams and underground sources of drinking water. Regions with heavy drilling and fracking have elevated levels of smog and other airborne pollutants, including some carcinogens. Communities in these regions also face an onslaught of heavy truck traffic — often either laden with dangerous chemicals used in drilling and fracking or with the resulting toxic waste. Drilling and fracking industrialize rural and urban communities alike, threatening public health and destroying property values for many landowners.
    These problems are just some of many linked to fracking and drilling associated with fracking. Check out our materials below to learn more about one of our era’s most pressing environmental and public health threats, and what you can do to stop it.
    #NoDAPL #NoKXL #StandWithStandingRock #BanFracking #BeTheChange you want to see 🌎☮💚

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