Human Health: The True Cost of Fracking

There are close to a half million gas wells currently operating in the U.S. that employ hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a means to extract the gas from shale rock formations. Numerous pollutants are released into the air, water and soil as a result of fracking procedures.

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Victory for the Yadkin! ALCOA gives up on 401 water quality certification appeal

In a big victory for everyone who depends on the Yadkin River, and particularly in Stanly County, who has been fighting for clean water and the return of the Yadkin River to the citizens of North Carolina, Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI) announced that it has filed a motion for an order dismissing its appeal concerning the revocation of the 401 water quality certificate for the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project.

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Disposal of Fracking Wastewater Polluting PA Rivers

Did the disposal of the fracking waste cause the Ohio quakes? Well, the jury is still out, but the polluted fracking water is filled with chemicals and it is extremely salty - 5 times saltier than seawater. Before they began pumping Pennsylvania’s fracking waste into Ohio wells much of it ended up in rivers and streams, and posed a risk to drinking water.

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