Marc Storace
Marc Storace

What the Frack? This really is a sad story and it scares me to know how many people are unaware of the present and future dangers to their own personal survival. I fully agree that humanity must resort to using the safest methods of producing energy as of right now. We can all help by spreading the word via the internet and the media. Do it! Thanks. Marc Storace of Krokus.

Hazel Ann Roy
Hazel Ann Roy

They are doing this in the UK too. The politicians are crazy and are blind to the environmental harm they are causing. This is absolute insanity. What needs to be done to make these dimwits listen?

John Armstrong
John Armstrong

Thank you, Yoko, Sean, and Susan for helping get the truth out.

Mindy Smith-Miranda
Mindy Smith-Miranda
  • John Armstrong

Julie, who is Rat, and what is the settlement about? thanks!

Angelica Hesse
Angelica Hesse

Craziness. Crazy I say. Will the short-sightedness never end?

Claza Worley
Claza Worley
  • Angelica Hesse

this country supports big business and big $$ at the expense of our health.... :(

Steve Corcoran
Steve Corcoran

Please do some actual research before you buy into this BS! The nice little graphic at the top is sort of accurate, except the fractures created in the bedrock are several thousands of feet below the surface & the "toxic chemicals" referred to are nothing but naturally occurring chemical salts. If, the aquifer is being contaminated with the chemical salts, the operators in the area are not completing their wells properly. As someone with a petroleum engineering background, I have 100%...

Please do some actual research before you buy into this BS! The nice little graphic at the top is sort of accurate, except the fractures created in the bedrock are several thousands of feet below the surface & the "toxic chemicals" referred to are nothing but naturally occurring chemical salts. If, the aquifer is being contaminated with the chemical salts, the operators in the area are not completing their wells properly. As someone with a petroleum engineering background, I have 100% confidence that a properly cased & cemented gas well that has been correctly cemented will NOT contaminate ground water. Gravity works people & the pressures applied are barely sufficient to fracture the shale in the target loan. They do absolutely nothing to the thousands of feet of bedrock above them. If they did, everyone would be happy as clams because they would be producing gas & oil from their water wells.

On second thought, never mind. If you believe that susan Sarandon & Yoko Ono have a thorough understanding of petroleum engineering & reservoir engineering, please sign the petition so they will ban drilling in the US so the O&G industry will move overseas & we can all pay $15/gallon for gas & proportionally more for plastics.

Ginger Kiernan
Ginger Kiernan
  • Steve Corcoran

I live in Central PA in an area that thank God is not being fracked. I have seen the damage done to the surrounding areas though. Steve, even if what you say is true, apparently, the companies that are fracking here in PA (as well as another area in Wyoming that is experiencing the same problems) are so incompetent that they are unable to to properly case and cement the gas wells that they are drilling. Or perhaps they are just so greedy that they do not care, are taking shortcuts or...

I live in Central PA in an area that thank God is not being fracked. I have seen the damage done to the surrounding areas though. Steve, even if what you say is true, apparently, the companies that are fracking here in PA (as well as another area in Wyoming that is experiencing the same problems) are so incompetent that they are unable to to properly case and cement the gas wells that they are drilling. Or perhaps they are just so greedy that they do not care, are taking shortcuts or whatever. The evidence speaks for itself...regardless of what you or anyone else says, thinks or theorizes. Unfortunately, Corbett as well as others in this area who are allowing this are ignorant fools who are blinded by money. They have been sold a bill of goods by the gas drillers and are too stupid and or greedy to recognize the truth. They only recognize the millions of dollars they are making off of it. So Steve, you just keep on fantasizing about that perfect gas well in your dreams.

Ginger Kiernan
Ginger Kiernan
  • Steve Corcoran

By the way Steve, in regard to plastics, ever heard of the Eastern Garbage Patch?

Delores Bennett
Delores Bennett

Thank you Yoko and Sean. I have visited there, too, and know what you mean.

Crudo Crudo
Crudo Crudo
  • Delores Bennett

Can't 'like' this- actually I rather 'dislike' it -it's sad and pathetic what these poor people are being forced to endure.

Thank you Yoko and Sean for all you're doing!

Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell

Thank you Yoko, Sean and Susan for raising the awareness of this potential tragedy.

John Stio
John Stio

I WATCHED AND READ THIS STORY ABOUT FRACKING IN PA AND IT LOOKS LIKE BIG OIL AND GAS COMPANY'S ARE DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY. THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER SAFER WAY TO SOLVE OUR ENERGY PROBLEMS WITHOUT PUTTING OUR HOMES AND PEOPLE IN HARMS WAY.

Edna Longmuir-Dawkins
Edna Longmuir-Dawkins

No fracking wa. (Western Australia )

Kristien Pottie
Kristien Pottie

People like you who are doing such a thinks make us believe again that good people still exist!
Thanks

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