Elon Musk points out that fracking is significantly dangerous, in a quick explanation at a recent conference. He sums up the immensity of the danger and then leads into the need for electric cars that do not use fossil fuels.
You can also watch AFP’s video on this segment of the talk on YouTube.
Regardless of all else regarding the climate (which is plenty!), fracking is NOT safe — it spurs earthquakes, creates horrible waste that can show up in the drinking water (and even make it flammable). It is simply not “natural.” It is, in fact, taking the “natural’ out of this idea of natural gas.
Tina Casey covers this despicable process well, in one of her many reports trying to wake up America, “Fracking Water Contamination And Earthquakes R 4 Realz, Sez Science-Denying Scientists,” pointing out, “Fracking involves pumping massive volumes of chemical brine underground at high pressure. Consequently, it involves massive volumes of chemical-laden wastewater.”
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