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its happening in nystate-- good for everyone to know
Posted: June 5 2010
Wednesday, June 9 , 7:00 -9:00 pm
Guilderland Public Library
2228 Western Avenue (US Route 20), Guilderland, NY 12084
Learn more about the potentially disastrous "hydrofracking" currently underway in New York State. Underneath much of upstate NY is the Marcellus Shale, a rock layer that some geologists predict could meet the nation's natural gas needs for more than two years. However, this is potentially disastrous for our drinking water supply . "The gas in the Marcellus is held like bubbles in a brick of Swiss cheese. To extract it, a mixture of water, sand and chemicals is shot into the earth with such force it fractures the rock, releasing the bubbles to the surface. When the gas surfaces, so does the water - laden with natural toxins from the shale, including suspected cancer-causing compounds" according to a 2008 article in the Albany Times Union. Corporations have been given permits to drill without liability if our aquifers become polluted. As our government pursues energy supplies through wars, and looks the other way as corporations pollute and pillage, how can we pursue true "homeland security"?