The News You Need the Most

ALWAYS an interesting compilation of news items he gleans and  presents once a week.

archive of previous newsletters: ( you can read for days going through this archive)


what the frack?

While hydraulic fracturing has been used for decades, a drastic change was implemented under the Cheney/Bush regime when chemicals became part of the technique.

If fracking chemicals are so safe, why did Cheney pressure Congress to exempt frack drilling from the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, allowing drillers to keep their chemicals secret?

Did you know that fracking and oil drilling are exempt from federal hazardous-waste regulations? 

The government ignores waste created from the production of crude oil and natural gas, including  drilling fluids and waste water. 

The government turns a blind eye to pollution from energy production.

The effects of chemicals used in fracking are unknown. 

The Department of Interior’s US Geological Survey explained on their website how fracking causes earthquakes.

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