A lighter take on a serious subject, one day before the official start of winter... The tune is familiar, the words clever and the cause serious: Fracking for natural gas, occurring in a number of places as fossil fuel companies try to to tap into the billions of dollars worth of natural gas trapped in shale deposits, using a technique with some environmentally dubious consequences--flammable drinking water, anyone? Want to take more action and get involved? Check out Catskills Citizens For Safe Energy to start.
If all this talk of and concern about fracking has passed you by, the links below will get you up to speed.
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