Lighting water on fire

The more I read, the more I understand that the arena in which we need to engage is political..The dailykos blog post below is a very well-documented story of a guy in Texas who is being hounded by the fracking company and the State of Texas because he has claimed (apparently with clear justification) that the fracking process has contaminated his water. The fracking company has filed a $3 million defamation suit against the guy with the apparent complicity of the Texas courts and the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

As much of a horror story as this is, it makes it clear that the path to managing fracking in the Beartooths is through the Montana State Legislature. Unlike Texas, they are going to have to institute controls with bear teeth to control environmental, economic and social implementation of new drilling.

Looking forward to hearing what Big Jane learns at the NPRC meeting this weekend.

Here‘s the blog post. An interesting and disturbing read. If you don’t have time to read it, check out the video of this guy (the one sued by the energy company for defamation) lighting his water on fire.

About davidjkatz

The Moses family has lived on the Stillwater River since 1974, when George and Lucile Moses retired and moved to the Beehive from the Twin Cities. They’re gone now, but their four daughters (pictured at left, on the Beehive) and their families continue to spend time there, and have grown to love the area. This blog started as an email chain to keep the family informed about the threat of increased fracking activity in the area, but the desire to inform and get involved led to the creation of this blog.
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