Watching the Winter X Games makes me feel lethargic, cowardly and indolent.
At least, I managed to summon enough energy to break out a few multi-syllabic words.
Now, that’s a monosyllabic word!
Fracking, or to frack, is the process of pumping chemicals, sand and water, under incredibly high pressure, deep into the ground. The pressure is so strong that it breaks open shale deposits, releasing natural gas, which is turned into energy.
Unfortunately, many of the chemicals used are toxic
and they are difficult to recover. Which means, they seep into our ground and well water.
Causing this . . .
Pond water, that store what little chemicals can be recovered, evaporates. Releasing particles of poison, into the air.
The United States Geological Survey is conducting studies, linking a dramatic increase of small earthquakes to areas containing fracking wastewater injection wells. Fracking is the suspected cause of a 4.0 quake near Youngstown, Ohio, in 2012 and numerous tremors in Texas.
Great, now we have tornadoes AND tremors!
Does any of this seem troublesome? Here’s what you can do.
Or, you can call or email the White House Directly.
Since I was good enough to share Barack’s personal phone number with you, does anyone happen to know how I can get a hold of this guy? I’m sure he has a Seattle number, 206-???-????. Today, I have obviously been a real scatter brain (can you tell?) It would do me good to head to bed and get some sleep.
Unfortunately, I can’t even do that! Hey, you, get the frack off my bed!!!
Frack Baby Frack! If you are in the red, you’re getting fracked!