Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fracking Ourselves To Death

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress move to gut Obama-era clean water protections, a draft permit that would allow offshore oil and gas platforms to dump fracking chemicals and drilling wastewater into the Gulf of Mexico reveals how challenging it can be to hold polluters to federal water standards.

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In a former life, I wrote air pollution permits for the disposal of such waste. There is an INCREDIBLE amount being generated each day, and I sincerely doubt it is being properly handled ... even when its disposal is "permitted".

Everyone is excited about climate change from the burning of fossil fuels, but the industries which extract them from the earth are, in my opinion, an equally dangerous threat.

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