I try not to post controversial issues, but this one strikes a nerve…
We own land in Upstate New York in Chenango County and the latest news from the New York Times worries me. The frackers (Hydraulic fracturing) want to drill for natural gas in New York’s Southern Tier – Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben and Tioga.
Fracking (Hydraulic fracturing) is the drilling for natural gas that exists in shale. The modern process for getting natural gas contains toxic chemicals which penetrates deep ground water – and pollutes our drinking water. It posses a threat to the environment (which we are all a part of and effects everyone) – air and noise pollution from trucks, flammable water, waste water risks, earthquakes from their explosives and some fracking companies have even threatened some owners off their land by force.
Once you allow fracking on your land, there is no going back. Natural gas may not pollute air as much, but the risks are great. This isn’t “green energy” – you can’t drink polluted water… Please, Take Action.
Here are some of my photo’s of Upstate NY:
I was hoping to live Upstate, but this looming danger is a cause for concern as we were looking forward to getting out of the noisy, overpriced, overpopulated Long Island and to live up in the mountainous countryside…
On a positive note: I’ll write another post about the times we went RVing to Upstate, NY!