For at least a couple of weeks now, “they” have been fracing a Barnett Shale well near me. I”m not being too overly dramatic when I say that the mess, noise, diesel fumes boiling into the air, and the thought of the millions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals being pumped under ground has had my will to live at low ebb. Fracing fluid was exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act by the 2005 Republican dominated Congress, at the urging of Dick Cheney, making the oil and gas industry the only industry in the US that can legally pump poisonous chemicals into our drinking water.
Almost every day last week, there were about 20 trucks lined up on the muddy county road waiting to get into the drilling site. The roads are a rutted mess now.
I couldn’t even find the will to keep a photographic record but I did take a couple of pictures with my cell phone.