Thursday, June 9, 2011

Water and Oil do not MIX

New York Times, Saturday, May 28, 2011 - “Oil Hidden in Shale Sets Off a Boom in Texas"
"Risky New Method May Increase the Nation’s Output 
…“There is only one catch: the oil from the Eagle Ford and similar fields 
of tightly packed rock can be extracted only by using hydraulic fracturing, 
a method that uses a high- pressure mix of water, sand and hazardous 
chemicals to blast through the rocks to release the oil inside 

…. The oil industry says any environmental concerns are far out-weighted  
by the economic benefits of pumping previously inaccessible oil ….”

The Question: Would you choose gas in your car OR clean water?

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