Thirsty Thursday

DSC00364All water is connected.  Even if fracking and the California drought seem far away from us, both have an impact on all of us!

Fracking, a process that uses large amounts of water, uses 700 chemicals in its process,, and causes earthquakes. This just can’t be good for us, for wildlife, or our earth. This should cause all of us to question the amount of gasoline and energy we consume.  Watch this short video of a farmer making a very good point about fracking:

Watch Viral Video: Nebraska Man Asks Oil and Gas Commission One Simple Question: ‘Would You Drink It?’

http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/31/nebraska-oil-and-gas-commission-fracking-fluid/

Each day, the oil and gas industry uses more than 2 million gallons of water on average in California on dangerous extraction techniques such as fracking, acidizing, and cyclic steam injection. At a time when California is facing the worst drought on record, when farmers and cities are both struggling to find ways to conserve water, the oil and gas industry continues to use, contaminate, and dispose of staggering amounts of precious water resources each day.

http://californiansagainstfracking.org/californians-against-fracking-releases-new-data-analysis-oil-industry-in-california-wastes-2-million-gallons-of-water-each-day/?utm_content=bufferf603e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Second, California is in a crucial drought stage and new procedures have just been announced by Governor Brown.  Because we are so connected to California agriculture this affects everyone, no matter where we live.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/02/us/california-imposes-first-ever-water-restrictions-to-deal-with-drought.html?_r=0

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/gov-jerry-brown-california-change-whats-comfortable-address-drought/SAMSUNG

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/01/396780035/scary-times-for-california-farmers-as-snowpack-hits-record-lows?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

http://ecowatch.com/2015/04/02/kansas-fracking-earthquakes/

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on Friday that found there are nearly 700 chemicals used in the fracking process.

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