Hydraulic fracturing has been a big part the contribution to chemical
infested water in the United States for fifty years now. Hydraulic
fracturing, or fracking is a process in which workers send highly
pressurized water and chemicals to propagate a fracture in a rock layer
to release petroleum and other natural gases for extraction. In order to
extract these natural gases, tracking companies must pass their drill
through our states drinking water, and the chemicals (which have not all
been named) are slowly seeping into our drinking water, causing many
health concerns. Some chemicals that have been named that are used in
the tracking process are carcinogens.
For a detailed description of hydraulic fracturing click HERE
Many communities in Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia have been staging protests against fracking...
There are countless protesters against fracking as well as lobbyist
fighting to abolish it in our states, but there are the few who are
looking to ensure their short term political wealth by lobbying for
hydraulic fracturing and disregarding the welfare of those who drink the
chemical infested water.