National Politics

A truth about fracking

As the oil industry pushes to expand fracking all across our country, they tell you it will lead to energy independence and create jobs and so forth. What they don’t mention is the permanent damage it leaves behind. Think about this:

There are many alternatives to fuel. There are no alternatives for clean water and we can’t live without it.

Adding, these oil corporations, and the politicians they buy off, tell you the frackers will take responsibility for the damages. However experience in states like Pennsylvania where fracking is a big business shows us these corporations walk away when they’re done and leave the taxpayers to pay for dealing with giant pools of remaining toxic waste.

Libby Spencer
Libby Spencer is a social media maven whose political commentary has been published on a wide variety of websites including a rather short lived guest blog at Fox News. She has been practicing her particular brand of punditry at the Detroit News Politics blog since April 2004.