I am sitting here watching a program called Gasland on SBS 3 by Josh Fox and it is about what these Oil and Gas Companies are doing to Water supplies in the US to drill for Gas there are chemicals used like Arsenic, Anti Freeze and others, they call it fracking fluids to find the Gas. They show people turning on their tap and setting the water on fire......
There are whole communities that have all their water supplies contaminated, all throughout Texas, up north to Delaware, if you can try and watch this program it is scary as we are now doing this here in Australia.
I ask myself why are we risking our water, water means life, no water no life. Here in Queensland in the Darling Downs 100's of drilling's are planned and there are few protesters. It needs to be stopped.
The greed of these Oil and Gas companies are making me sick. Why are we doing this when we already know what it does to the environment in the US.
Towns in the US are being supplied with bottled drinking water and the Fat Cat's of these Companies are sitting in their Ivory Towers, it makes my blood boil.
I am not apologising for writing this as I think we all need to talk about it.
No matter what Country we live in.
Here in Australia the Mining Industry is big and is a big Export Industry, but there is not enough given back to the people and the country, it makes a small amount of people very wealthy and our Politicians are Puppets to these Mining Bosses.
I guess we all use Oil and Gas but I am sure there are better and safer ways but that might mean a smaller profit margin at the end of the day.....