This fracking pipeline

22 Feb

This post will be short, but it seems worth noting that the fight to stop the Keystone XL is not just a short-term fight; the consequences are far-reaching. If this pipeline is constructed, we are showing a profound lack of regard for the future of our water. It’s worth noting that that future, if we aren’t careful, is precarious at best.  We already face the fact that climate change means Nebraska temperatures will rise, putting pressure on our fragile, fought-over aquifer.

We need legislation that prioritizes the responsible use and protection of our water. If we stand back and do nothing, then when other threats to our water pop up, we will be sitting ducks. This is worth noting, as there are talks of hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracking“) being used in Nebraska in the future.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, “fracking” is a drilling technique that involves blasting millions of gallons of chemical-laced water mixed with sand into the ground  to release natural gas from rock formations thousands of feet underground. This stuff is nasty and they want to do it here.

If we don’t stand up for our future now, then when? People are taking stands all over the world right now. We can do the same.

 

Please join us.

Colleen

 

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2 Responses to “This fracking pipeline”

  1. Debra Hansen November 15, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    No Recourse For Tragedy

    As we well know, Companies such as Trans-Canada, BP Oil, as well as our own Government, have no recourse or immediate solution when a tragedy happens. Oil Spills and Leaks are No Exemption! Natural Disasters also leave these leaders of Our Country and Corporations at a loss. They have proved this over and over again. They seem to give us no credit for having a memory. Well, guess what? I remember! I love my Home State of Nebraska! I have nothing but Respect for Our Natural Water Recourse and will do everything and anything it takes to protect it!

  2. pmw August 6, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    Maybe they are already fracking in Nebraska! They worked by stealth at first in PA where I live. Can you confirm the reports of dead fish in Lincoln apparently caused by high temp. has this been officially confirmed as cause of death?

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