For those of you who have not yet heard, there is problem here in the US Northeast not too different from the ANWR problem in Alaska. There is a formation of shale underground called the Marcellus Shale…. This shale contains a tremendous amount of natural gas….
The gas is released from the underground vault by a process called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”… The fracking injects water, toxic chemicals, and sand to hold the cracks open and allow the gas to migrate to the pipe to capture it.
The water supply for the entire city of New York is endangered by this drilling….
Halliburton is the company that developed fracking and does the largest part of the drilling, yes Halliburton! The US government has granted Halliburton almost total immunity from any sort of environmental protection constraints (qu’une surprise!).