We’re Fracking Without Enough Knowledge of Bad Effects

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We’re Fracking Without Enough Knowledge of Bad Effects on the environment, say scientists in a new study. Meanwhile, fracking is expanding toBritish Columbia and Nevada; in California, frackers and farmers fight for water.

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Pollution accidents continue: spills from train derailments recently occurred in Maryland and Virginia and from a deadly oil field explosion, in Texas.

Relevant headlines:

OO Oil Field Deaths Rose Sharply from 2008 to 2012

OO BP Well Sprays Crude Oil Mist Over 27 Acres Of Alaskan Tundra — and the US is woefully unprepared to deal with it or other Arctic spills, says a new report.

OO Stronger ‘Frackquakes’ Are On The Way, Scientists Warn

More Problems:

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A fire ball erupts as a derailed train explodes at Lac Megantic, Canada. Screen capture of video at World News.

OO Tanker Spills, Pipelines Raise Questions About Crude Oil Transport

OO Big Oil Funds NRA to Share Hunting: Let Us Drill While You Kill 

OO Climate Change Denialists Ignore Facts They Don’t Like

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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