Live and let live. That applies to organic gardening for the most part, right?
If you’ve got lots of bugs then the solution is to make your plants and soil more healthy. And maybe leave a clump of weeds as a bug magnet.
Yeah, the guy next door uses miracle grow, but that’s his decision. It’s not affecting me directly, so live and let live.
Unfortunately, in the world we live in, this is not always the case.
And it is most definitely NOT the case with hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”.
If you haven’t seen the movie Gasland, watch it as soon as humanly possible.
In this post, I’ve included an 18 minute film by the same filmmaker, Josh Fox, with updated information on gas leases in the state of NY.
I included it because he does a very good job of explaining how the media skews information to our detriment.
What’s going on now is that the media is being manipulated by corporate interests in hydraulic fracturing to make it appear that there is a debate around the potential hazards of fracking.
The oil and gas industry have copious amounts of information about how the natural gas can escape the wells. They just choose to ignore it.
And now it’s our problem. Fracking might kill us, somewhat slowly. Or it might make large areas uninhabitable.
There is no debate. Watch the movie. Talk to people who have been poisoned by it. It’s apocalyptic.
The problem lies in the fact that many Americans accept the position that there’s a “debate”, that the jury is still out. Instead of examining the evidence, and drawing their own conclusion, they will wait until their water has been permanently contaminated and then decide if fracking is safe or not.
And don’t get me started on the job creation argument.
This is blunt honesty.
Many will not like it.
You may not think it belongs in this blog.
All I ask is that you watch The Sky is Pink above. Mull it over, and give me your opinion. Your opinion counts, but that’s another discussion.