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Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director
Food & Water Watch
[email protected]
Significant Threat to
Essential Resources
• Impacts on Water
– Potential Contamination (toxic chemicals, methane in water,
radioactivite compounds, wastewater disposal)
– Very water intensive
• Impact on Air
– Releases of toxic contaminants including benzene
– Linked to nosebleeds and asthma
• Other impacts
– Threat to agriculture (livestock and crops)
– Possible link to earthquakes in Arkansas
– Local economies suffer in long term
U.S. shale gas production increased 14-fold over the last
decade; reserves tripled over the last few years
annual shale gas production
trillion cubic feet per year
5.0
Eagle Ford (TX)
Marcellus (PA and other Eastern states)
Haynesville (LA and TX)
Woodford (OK)
Fayetteville (AR)
Barnett (TX)
Antrim (MI, IN, and OH)
4.0
3.0
2.0
1.0
0.0
2000
2001
2002
2003
Richard Newell, December 16, 2010
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Source: Lippman Consulting (2010 estimated)
2010
21
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Fracking: A National Problem
National Legislation
FRAC* Act
*Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals
BREATHE* Act
*Bringing Reductions to Energy’s Airborne Toxic Health Effects
NATGAS* Act
*New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions
Delivering petitions in Philadelphia
Protest in Allentown, PA
Protest with Mark Ruffalo
Hearing in Trenton
Protest in Albany
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