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  1. 1. JavaScript Is Recommended Your browser has JavaScript disabled. JavaScript is required for most features of this site and we recommend turning it on before continuing. More info? Fracking dries out water supply in Texas town | Aug 13, 2013 at 8:41 PM PDTAustin : TX : USA BY XX XX VIEWS: PENDING In the small town of Barnhart, Texas, there is no water coming out of the faucet anymore. Drought and climate change may be partly to blame, but the real drain on the drinking water supply is shale gas fracking. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, is a method used by oil and gas companies to extract natural gas out of shale rock. The process intended to produce energy is a natural resource hog, particularly when it comes to water. A fracking well uses up to of fresh water, which is contaminated with hundreds of to create fracking fluid. The mixture is forced into horizontal well pipes under pressure great enough to in otherwise stable ground. The wells often , rendering massive amounts of water unsafe for humans, livestock, and wildlife. 8 million gallons unregulated, highly toxic chemicals set off earthquakes leak methane and other toxic waste When the first fracking wells were drilled, it only took 2 years for one Barnhart family to see their lives changed forever. on Monday, “Beverly McGuire saw the warning signs before the town well went dry: sand in the toilet bowl, the sputter of air in the tap, a pump working overtime to no effect. But it still did not prepare her for the night in June when she turned on the tap and discovered the tiny town where she had made her home for 35 years was out of water.” Mother Jones reported By the end of this year, another 30 towns in Texas could see their water wells run dry. And the problem could spread throughout the country as shale gas fracking operations continue to expand. Shale fracking operations are draining billions of gallons of water supplies in states across America. Water contaminated with toxic fracking fluid has . Crops and livestock exposed to becomes food for humans and wildlife. already entered the US food supply poisoned water “There have been numerous reports of dangerous pollutants contaminating the land and water supply of families in areas near fracking sites,” according to Eco Watch. There is also evidence to suggest that the oil industry is doing all it can to silence the victims of fracking contamination. “In further attempts to stifle public awareness of the dangers of , energy companies have been on families who contract with them,” Eco Watch noted. fracking issuing gag orders For the people of Barnhart, Texas, it’s already too late. No gag order can hide what fracking has done to their town. As for the rest of America, their future lives in their voices, but only for as long as lawmakers will listen and oil companies allow them to speak, and time may be running out. Once the damage from shale fracking is done there are few, if any, ways to restore all that has been lost. MORE FROM ALLVOICES Got a similar story? Add it to the network! Or add related content to this report | | | |News Stories Blogs Images Videos Comments MOST VIEWED REPORTS FBI increases surveillance of Syrians living in the US | 6 hours ago By: JTHOMASDIDYMUS AP College Football Poll 2013: Complete Week 1 standings, winners ... | 8 hours agoBy: richwebnews The American Pundit writing assignment, Sept. 1-15: US foreign policy ... | 19 hours agoBy: Punditty New Mexico, IRS make small steps toward giant leap for equality | 18 hours agoBy: msarzo New Mexico Republicans plan legal challenge against same-sex marriage | 24 hours agoBy: RenoBerkeley Kerry says blood tests showed Sarin gas used in Syria | 4 hours agoBy: robertweller North Korea blames US for collapse of Kenneth Bae talks | 9 hours ago By: JTHOMASDIDYMUS Will this turn you into a Contributor Report News Stories: 9 Blog Posts: 8 Videos: 5 Images: 1 Comments: 11 itobin53
  2. 2. Author’s note: This report includes opinions and commentary based on independent analysis of official documents and public information. Sources: Fracking Companies Issue Gag Orders and Buy Victims’ Silence http://ecowatch.com/2013/fracking-gag-orders-buy-victims-silence/ US Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.gov/pub/oil_gas/natural_g as/analysis_publications/maps/maps.htm#geodata Fracking Across the United States http://earthjustice.org/features/campaigns/fracking- across-the-united-states Gasland http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/whats-fracking ALEC at 40: Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Fracking Recommended: Obama administration turns blind eye to toxic fracking pollution Leaked documents show Obama's secret trade deal threatens US sovereignty The Republican war against America 1 of 1 Fracking operation. Image wikipedia itobin53 is based in Tampa, Florida, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices. Report Credibility Credibility Reach , , , , , , , , , READ MORE: Fracking fracking w ater supply fracking fluid texas oil industry fracking gag orders fracking pollution fracking disaster hydraulic fracturing environment MORE NEWS FROM: AUSTIN : TX : USA vegetarian? Stunning look at 21st century ... | 21 hours agoBy: VeronicaS Fired bus drivers crucify themselves in bizarre labor protest | 6 hours agoBy: barryellsworth UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis live updates, result and highlights | 22 hours agoBy: richwebnews Allvoices Writers Like 23,311 people like Allvoices Writers. Facebook social plugin MOST COMMENTED REPORTS Sleep My Maiden Fair (poem) | 16 hours agoBy: mhatter99 Quarterback Brady Quinn released by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday | 18 hours agoBy: Deepizzaguy With world's attention focused on Syria, Fukushima's radioactive water ... | 16 hours agoBy: Punditty Ginsburg first US Supreme Court justice to officiate gay wedding | 6 hours agoBy: NinaRai Who Is Cheating On Who (limerick) | 17 hours agoBy: mhatter99 Kerry says blood tests showed Sarin gas used in Syria | 4 hours agoBy: robertweller FBI increases surveillance of Syrians living in the US | 6 hours ago By: JTHOMASDIDYMUS Fired bus drivers crucify themselves in bizarre SHARE: Tweet
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