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I checked my email yesterday and decided to look in my junk box since sometimes email is placed in there by my email filters that I don’t want to be in there and sure enough I found a VERY important email. It was a request to sign a letter to the George Washington National Forest Service imploring them to ban ALL fracking in the G.W. National Forest. I am strongly opposed to fracking. After seeing over the years what the oil & gas industry has done to our environment such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the B.P. Gulf of Mexico oil spill and more I have a healthy distrust of the oil & gas industries. When they tell us “oh it’s safe” I have a hard time believing this.

The email  basically stated that the good news is that horizontal fracking has been banned in the George Washington National Forest but the bad news is that the door is still open to vertical fracking which although is not as damaging as horizontal fracking is still not free from accidents and things that can go wrong which as we’ve seen over and over with the oil and gas industry inevitably will go wrong at some point.

Although I oppose fracking the possibility of fracking in the George Washington National Forest is particularly disturbing to me because the G.W. National Forest practically borders our property and is above us on the mountain where we live. We do not live in the town nearby so we get our water from a well and the thought of being able to light the water on fire that flows from our faucet just isn’t appealing to me. Nor is the thought of getting cancer from our drinking water appealing or me either!

It continues to baffle me why we humans are smart enough to explore outer space and put a man on the moon but not smart enough to come up with viable energy sources that don’t kill us in the process of getting them. Perhaps if those in control of our country i.e. politicians and corporations could see past greed these things would be possible but that is another blog altogether.

If you are reading my blog and you are as concerned about the protection of our environment and clean drinking water for all as I am, please take a moment to sign this letter to the George Washington National Forest imploring them to ban ALL fracking in the George Washington National Forest. The deadline for the time period when the National Forest will be taking comments on this in this Monday on 10-17-11.

Here is a great song about fracking that I wanted to pass along too.

Thanks again for reading my blog and signing the letter!

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