Fracking… It’s not all it’s cracked up to be… It’s a lot more!
I recently discovered that the Ontario government is exploring opportunities to frack us here too. Russell Ontario sits on black shale, twenty minutes from Ottawa! I’ve seen it mentioned that this is happening in other Ontario communities, as well as elsewhere across Canada.
The CBC article is short and says little, so please watch the video there if you are interested … (it won’t embed and the link to just that also doesn’t work) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/05/29/ottawa-russell-shale-gas-exploration.html
Why is the government, which is supposed to be looking after the best interests of people, exploring and allowing a technology that will destroy us all if it isn’t stopped?
To understand what some of the problems with fracking are, watch (or listen) to Sandra Steingraber, scientist, mother, writer, poet, cancer survivor, wisdom woman in this 5 part video series.
Posted in Environmental Health, Interconnectedness, Products, Public Health, Toxic Trespass
Tagged Chemicals, ecocide, environment, fracking, gas, hazardous air pollutants, Ontario, Sandra Steingraber, shale, video, Water
For anyone interested in environmental health and the health of children, Sandra Steingraber is an inspiration and wealth of information. She has written several books and many articles. Her first book, Living Downstream, was turned into a feature film.
Biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber discusses her fight against fracking and toxins contaminating our air, water and food.
Steingraber returns often to the concept of “toxic trespass” — which “means that chemicals without our consent enter our body sometimes because we inhale them”
Here she is in an interview with Bill Moyers, (you can watch it here or go to his website) and the link to her website is below, where you can access many of those articles and order her books.
Sandra Steingraber was arrested while demonstrating against fracking. Sandra is one of my heroines.
Sandra Steingraber: Prepared Sentencing Statement for the Reading Town Court, April 17, 2013.
She has written a lot about the dangers of fracking, as well as other environmental health issues that affect us all. Well worth checking out what she has to say.
I have heard Sandra speak once, after I read her book “Living Downstream” but before “Raising Elijah” was published. In fact, it was very shortly after he was born that she was there. Sandra was in Toronto again just before I left, and a friend (because I was too sick to go) brought me this wonderful gift from her :