Fracking, no demon
In response to Patricia St. August’s letter in your Friday, Nov. 30, issue concerning the procedure, referred to as “fracking,” I would like to offer the following. The states allowing this procedure have qualified, intensive oversite and have found nothing to substantiate that the horrendous problems she has alluded to are caused by fracking. Some of these problems, such as natural gas getting into domestic water wells and causing fire out of the faucet, have been around for many years, but have not been found to be the fault of fracking.
This hysteria brings to mind the book and movie, “The Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson, which resulted in literally millions of deaths in Africa and other tropical and subtropical countries when they lost the means to keep malaria under control. It also has been found to be pure hysteria and not based in fact.
Speaking of movies, there is a movie coming out this month titled “Promised Land,” starring Matt Damon, and it will portray fracking as evil. It is quite interesting that the movie is bankrolled by Middle Eastern Arab oil interests. Now, why would they have such an interest in becoming involved in such a minor issue that should be strictly the business of the United States? Think about that one for awhile.