If you’re planning to attend the Carbon County Resource Council meeting in Red Lodge on December 4 or if you just want to do some quick homework about the community impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), I recommend that you download the fracking informational toolkit published by the Union of Concerned Scientists. It’s called Science, Democracy and Fracking: A Guide for Community Activists and Policy Makers Facing Decisions Over Hydraulic Fracturing. It’s short (18 pages), highly informational, and doesn’t advocate anything except making the best decisions for your community.
An informed community can be dangerous. It is important to deal in facts, and taking the time to read this in advance of the meeting will be useful to everyone.