Texas is Fracked: More than 30 Towns Will be Out of Water due to Fracking

More than 30 towns in West Texas will soon be out of water as a direct result of diverting their well water for use in hydraulic fracking. Largely unregulated fracking, it should be said. Largely unregulated fracking that is definitely putting arsenic into the ground it happens to be drying out. Before you start acting horrified, though, consider: this is exactly what Texas’ mental-midget teabillies voted for.

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Methane Leaks from Fracking are Much Worse than We Thought

A major new study in Geophysical Research Letters by 19 researchers — primarily from NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) — shows that the natural gas fields leaked 6-12% of the total methane produced, on average, throughout the month of February … that’s way bad.

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Heavy Metals Contaminate Groundwater Near Fracking Sites

What makes this really weird is that the elements found in the University of Texas studies are not usually used in chemical fracturing (fracking), according to the gas industry’s official disclosure to government authorities. Cue the Twilight Zone music, kids!

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