The Whole Fracking Enchilada
Sandra Steingraber has published a fracking call to action that brings tears to my ears. "Extracting natural gas from shale," she writes, "is the environmental issue of our time." A new documentary based on her book Living Downstream is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land and water.
More from her article about fracking:
Fracking is linked to every part of the environmental crisis—from radiation exposure to habitat loss—and contravenes every principle of environmental thinking. It’s the tornado on the horizon that is poised to wreck ongoing efforts to create green economies, local agriculture, investments in renewable energy, and the ability to ride your bike along country roads. It’s worth setting down your fork, pen, cellular phone—whatever instrument you’re holding—and looking out the window.
Read her entire article, The Whole Fracking Enchilada: Violating the bedrock, the atmosphere, and everything in between, which appears in the September/October 2010 issue of Orion magazine.
Thank you, Sandra Steingraber, for being such a passionate and eloquent voice.