Posted 10 years ago on May 8, 2013, 4:46 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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In compliment - stand against fracking - protect our ground water - protect our world:
Central New York is chock full of stunning countryside: green, rolling hills, dramatic gorges, and, of course, the five Finger Lakes. Unfortunately, It's also home to underground natural gas reserves, which the fracking industry is currently pursuing.
The Missouri-based plant Inergy is determined to build a hydrofracking plant on Seneca Lake's west bank. Despite protests from environmentalists, including esteemed Ithaca College professor Sandra Steingraber, they've begun construction on a plant that will draw heavy industry to the pristine site.
According to local activists, the plant will be equipped to handle 24 propane tanker cars every 12 hours, seven days a week. Four 700-horsepower compressors would be built, and two open brine ponds would be placed on a hillside above Seneca Lake.
All that doesn't even encompass the kind of fracking-related fires, explosions, and sinkholes that have made the news in recent years. Just one brine pond accident could pollute the lake, which supplies drinking water to 100,000 people.
We can't stand by and watch as Central New York's gorgeous landscape is ruined by heavy industry. Stand against fracking in the Seneca Lake region!
Thank you for taking action,
Kathleen Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
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Destroying our environment our world for profit ( export profit at that ) is an example that - GREED IS THE #1 CAUSE OF DISEASE/DEATH/DESTRUCTION IN THE WORLD.
Government support is at best - Depraved Indifference to the poisoning of the planet and the people.
A term you need to know = Democide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democide
People/environment/life "OVER" profits - Not the other way around.