We, the People Will Pay the Price
Politicians tell us that fracking will be good for the economy. Businessmen tell us that it will create jobs, but they don’t tell us how many, or what percentage of them will be local hires.
What they don’t offer is any scientific evidence. For instance, what are the odds of fracking contaminating our water? And if it does, is it reversible? And if it is, how long will it take to get pure water again?
Will contaminated water affect the grasses that feed our cattle? Will it contaminate the beef they produce or the milk they give? Will this also affect our poultry and eggs? Our fruits and vegetables?
Will fracking create fissures in some types of soil that will cause ground surfaces to settle? This could cause damage to water, sewer and fuel lines, and possibly damage roads and interrupt transportation.
I think people deserve answers to these questions. This is not something that is short term. It will affect many generations to come and as such, it should not be decided by politicians who will only be in office for a short time (and some of whom have trouble selecting the right button when voting).
This should be put on a “public referendum” and voted on by the people it will affect.
Remember, we, the people, will be the victims of any mishaps, and we are the ones who will be taxed to pay for restoration.
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