Pinedora Farms Weekly Issue 24

News This Week:

HUGE NEWS FOLKS!!! You may or may not be aware of the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” It is defined as “The process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.” This has been going on all over the world for the last several decades, but as with all technology and industrial operations, new and more advanced ways of doing things are emerging every year. And when it comes to the fracking industry, that means new and different chemicals are being used as additives to their injecting liquids. Some companies use more than 300 different chemicals, and roughly 40,000 gallons of these chemicals are pumped into the ground per fracturing. They claim the chemicals only account for 0.5% of the fluids that are being used (water being the main fluid), but most companies also do not have to legally fully disclose the ingredients they use. In addition, fracturing fluids have been developed using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and propane, in which water is unnecessary. Here’s where the problems start to arise…

There have been numerous incidents involving the leakage of these chemicals and pipeline burst that are contaminating ground and surface water, causing severe health issues with the people near these drill sites, and even triggering earthquakes. And guess what… they want to start drilling under the Coconino aquifer! Our water supply and that of three other states! We can’t let that happen! We have been collaborating with others and contacting every local farmer and celebrity we can think of, and next month we will be hosting an event to help bring awareness of this issue to as many people as we can. Contact us for more information or visit https://www.nofrackingaz.org/change-org-petition-for-rural-residents-and-landowners/ to learn more about what’s going on. Help us say No to Frack!!

 

 

 

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