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Frack-Free Colorado shares some of the startling facts of dangerous natural gas drilling.
As the battle over natural gas drilling heats up in Colorado, an upcoming event in Denver aims to unite the opposition. When you consider the startling facts and statistics presented below, it's easy to see why a united opposition is needed. Frack-Free Colorado will host energy experts, activists, musicians and citizens affected by the gas industry for a day of vocal opposition and rallying. Their new site is laid out like one big infographic, featuring a number of important information about natural gas fracking, clean energy alternatives and advice for how people can take action.
The statistics in this infographic represent a few key highlights, so make sure to check out the full site to explore links and additional resources about natural gas drilling.
Two new papers tie a recent increase in significant earthquakes to reinjection of wastewater fluids from unconventional oil and gas drilling. The first study notes “significant earthquakes are increasingly occurring within the United States midcontinent.” In the specific case of Oklahoma, a Magnitude “5.7 earthquake and a prolific sequence of related events … were likely triggered by fluid injection.”
Both studies are being presented at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union this week.
We understand oil is a hot commodity (our entire modern world depends on it), but for the sake of saving money and not having to depend so heavily on foreign oil, the price just isn’t worth it. We all know the savings won’t be passed down to the consumer in the form of lower gas prices or heating options — at best they’ll stay where they are, if we’re even that lucky. Oil giants like Shell and Russia’s Gazprom threaten the entire ecosystem of the melting arctic. Polar bears, whales, and other creatures reside there — even native people. Russian oil companies are already damaging their Arctic areas, and we need to keep the unowned and uninhabited area around the North Pole a sanctuary, on both the Alaskan and Russian arctic fronts.
Two Greenpeace ships, the Esperanza and the Arctic Sunrise, are already on their way to the arctic right now to head off the Arctic oil rush. See what they’re up against in this graphic...