Oil Boom Ruining Soil in Colorado says experts, reports Bruce Finley at theDenver Post. Every drilling pad that dots a fracking landscape represents land polluted by small onsite oil spills or drilling pollution that wreck the soil; every line represents roads of soil crushed by trucks.
Drilling as far as the eye can see — and pollution as well. Via safewatermovement.org
Oil companies have no proven way of cleaning soil; hauling it away is expensive and simply moves the problem to a landfill. Add to that the health problems from air and water pollution.
Gas and oil wells in the US; dots represent quarter mile cells. Source: USGS.
Presumably, this is true elsewhere in the US, where over 1,000,000 wells exist, and globally; more are being added every day. Is it fair to soil this legacy for our children?
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