Stop the Frack Attack 7.28.12

If you think drill rigs don’t belong in kitchen windows, join us in D.C. to stop the frack attack!

If you think drill rigs don’t belong in kitchen windows, join us in D.C. to stop the frack attack!

From California to New York, from North Dakota to Texas, people across the country are converging on the U.S. Capitol to tell Congress, the President and the world to end the rush to drill and STOP THE FRACK ATTACK.

JOIN US — a nationwide coalition of citizens, communities and organizations declaring the time is NOW to use our collective power to end oil and gas drilling that harms public health, water and air quality, and the climate.

About Sharon Wilson

Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.


  1. anon says

    So after ending oil and gas drilling, what is your next plan of action? Describe the energy policy for the United States under your watch.

  2. anon says

    You want to end oil and gas drilling but you have no plan of action. You cannot be that narrow-minded, I know you’ve got a master plan.

  3. anon says

    Please don’t insult my intelligence and tell me that you just want to “reform” the industry. There is no way that the industry could ever be “reformed” to your standards. If you could end gas drilling tomorrow, you would. You don’t believe that it is a viable bridge fuel, or ever will be. And please spare me the accusation that I’m putting words in your mouth. If I’m saying anything incorrect, feel free to point it out. I’m curious as to what your plan would be after taking it out of the equation. You’ve touted wind and solar before..

    • says

      I am a mineral owner. I would love nothing more than to see this industry operate responsibly and not harm health or environment.

      You are putting words in my mouth and you are incorrect.

      BTW, natural gas is no longer a bridge fuel. That is so 2009. Now, natural gas is a “foundation fuel.”

      • anon says

        I guess I see your motive differently.

        I see you using the fact that you are a mineral owner as a guise to make yourself seem more impartial to the matter than you really are. You believe that “green completion” is a myth, and it’s my opinion that nothing the industry does will change your mind.

        We are imperfect humans with countless demands by which to live in the world that we do today.

        There are consequences to any form of energy that you choose. For instance, if you choose wind power, when you really start digging on the negative effect on wildlife and the difference in it’s energy density as compared to fossil fuels, it starts to look a lot less attractive.

        What do you mean exactly by “foundation fuel”?

        • Tim Ruggiero says

          My plan is to Drill Here, Drill Now-except we’re only going to drill, install compressor stations, pipelines, dehydration units and metering stations on every gashole’s property I can find, starting with yours. Park that shit right outside your kid’s bedroom window, and when you complain, I’ll remind you about how many jobs I created, and helped reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, and how all those stupid good for nothing golf courses use more water than fracking does.

          Time for people like you to start including yourself, your property and risking your own kid’s health in our energy plans. You drillers and frackers are all the same, and you’re all a bunch of hypocrites. All too happy to make a buck at someone else’s expense except your own. Your profit is much more important than my child. When you get called on it, you cry and whine, and start with the bullshit about returning to the stone age if we don’t have that frack gas.

          As far as I’m concerned, when you plant a drill rig right outside your kid’s bedroom window, that’s when I’ll start to give a damn about what you have to say about any of this. After all, you don’t have enough courage to use your name, but you think you have a voice. Sorry, not listening.

          • anon says

            So you are one of the bell cows of a case that environmentalists latch onto and feed off of. Your situation was undoubtedly atrocious, but what your situation has done to you is blinded you to the facts about the GLOBAL energy situation.

            I can go pick out any industry in the world and find scores of people just like you, with similarly crappy circumstances (for instance, families coping with the loss of loved ones from a factory accident caused by faulty equipment).

            I understand that there are situations where gas wells are drilled close to people’s property, but what you have done is launched an all-out attack on the entire industry, spinning and sensationalizing stories. You can tell me “go plant your home next to a well and see how sensationalized it is”, and that’s fine, that’s always the fall-back defense.

            When you take into account the FACTS about all of the forms of energy that we have access to in the world that we live in, and compare it’s effects on a national or global scale, NOT nitpicking a single instance here or a compressor tank explosion there, you realize that it really isn’t as bad as it seems (on a LARGE-SCALE, LONG-TERM basis).

            And I’m not saying that it would hurt things for the industry to clean itself up a little bit. That could be said for any industry depending on your viewpoint.

            You say “A LITTLE BIT!? ARE YOU CRAZY?? HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE AND THERE TO THESE PEOPLE??” And I’ll point you back to my key words “sensationalizing”, “long term”, and large-scale”.

            Do I think it’s right that certain people (such as yourself) are subjected to a bad apple that probably over-stepped their bounds? No.

  4. Cheryl Sims says

    Anon, your words are obscenities, your purpose foul, and Karma is a bitch. Here and there my foot!! Entire communities are just being DECIMATED. Stop making it sound rare, thanks to the internet we KNOW how many and how bad. My community, Gardendale Texas population about 2000 is scheduled for 150 wells with the possibilty of double that number if “economics warrant it” They have barely started and its already one miserable life altering nightmare. Water table is dropping like crazy. When you drive to our community you no longer come upon a peaceful rural area, first thing you notice us the haze that obscures us. We have to BREATHE that dirty air! I myself will be getting a well 150 feet from my home. My completely (for over thirty years) chemical free pasture will be buried beneath unmentionable poisons. That two acres us HALF of all my land and it will be lost to me forever while I am forced to breathe foul air and worry that my water, if the well doesn’t go dry first, will be contaminated and poison my animals. Would you like to eat eggs from chickens drinking well water on my place? Or vegetables from my garden ?? Hang on son. It won’t be long before the whole nation reviles you and your industry. Crooks, hustlers, thieves and murderers..that’s all you are.

    • says

      I want to come see what’s happening in Gardendale. It looks like a typical fracking train wreck. We should work together more. Please contact me using the “Contact Me” tab at the top. I have some ideas.