What would you do if your water that was once healthy, and drinkable, suddenly turns into a toxic health hazard? Well call the lawyers and sue! Yeah, that will help, right? It may help put more focus on the problem, but will it solve anything? Are they going to suddenly stop the hydraulic fracturing process? I think not, whatever these law suits costs big oil, it most certainly won’t stop them.
Let’s go over it again; Hydraulic Fracturing is the process to harvest natural gas from the Earth. The process involves injecting a water/sand/and?? who knows what else into a very deep hole in the ground. During this process, the Earth’s core is literally filled up with holes, letting this toxic soup spew into the cracks. Where does the toxic water go? Well, some soaks into the ground where it will contaminate the soil. some will also end up in the water supply.
There is currently no way of knowing what all is in fracking water, so there is no way to decontaminate it. Water filters will help, but there are many unknowns contained in fracking water.
Law suits will draw more attention to the problem, but it may not solve a thing. The people bringing the suit may get a big payoff, and that might help them some, but by now, not only is their water contaminated, but the people may even be ill from exposure. So the cash they get, may just cover some of the medical bills that will no doubt begin to pile up, if they haven’t already.
Kudos to the plaintiffs, I sincerely do hope they get something. Shame on “Big Oil” for destroying our drinking water, our land, our food supply, and our families.
Want to jump on the law suit band wagon? Well here is the official settlement site.Learn More