There’s an important message that needs to be sent to the DEC by the people of Buffalo. To those who would stand to make the big bucks while causing environmental turmoil, and putting people’s health at risk, the message is, “This is NOT acceptable.” Join protesters after work today (4pm) at 270 Michigan Avenue (corner of Seneca Street) to demand that the DEC not endorse the practice of deep well hydrofracking.
Not only does hydrofracking involve mixing millions of gallons of water with over 500 different chemicals that endanger our drinking water, it has also recently been reported (UB News, October 25) that, “University at Buffalo researchers have now found that that process — called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” — also causes uranium that is naturally trapped inside Marcellus shale to be released, raising additional environmental concerns.”
If that’s not enough to cause the DEC to pause to think about these implications… especially now that these uranium findings are scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver on November 2nd, then I don’t know what is.
Photo: Cornell students protesting hydrofracking – Cornell Chronicle Online