It is simply wrong to blow up the Earth destroying scarce water for limited energy with no climate benefits as purported. New science shows shale gas fracking is equally damaging to climate as other fossil fuels including coal, and last week there was a major toxic fracking water release into Pennsylvania’s waterways; yet fracking remains largely unregulated by the EPA in the United States. Meanwhile the rest of the world is following America’s lead, with fracking spreading to China, South Africa, Europe and elsewhere. However protest is spreading too. The human family must not allow every last ecosystem to be destroyed, destroying our shared biosphere, before we transition from wasteful unsustainable energy to 100% truly renewable energy. Tell the Obama administration to set a good example and heavily regulate fracking, or outlaw this newest ecocidal energy source before it spreads.
Source: Climate Ark (Dr. Glen Barry)
Watch this short video:
Fox Lederboer is the unofficial “water bailiff” of the Gamkapoort Dam in the Karoo. He has lived alone on this beautiful, remote dam for 18 years, slowly coming to terms with personal crisis. He understands intimately the healing power of the Karoo and how critical water is to life, especially in the desert. Fox worries that fracking related pollution in the ancient aquifers will have a devastating impact on life in the desert and beyond.
Produced by Green Renaissance – www.greenrenaissance.co.za
To help stop fracking sign the petition at: Treasure the Karoo Action Group
Wherever you are in the world and whether your country allows shale gas ‘fracking’ or not, join the movement to ban fracking and sign as many petitions as possible. Take note of politicians’ views of fracking and the environment and vote accordingly.
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