Friday, September 30, 2011

Frack this!!

I got an email yesterday from my friend Molly and then this post on my blog from blogger Scott, (thanks Scott!) this morning that I thought I would share with everyone. I encourage you to google Fracking and read about it, it's going on everywhere and no one is telling us about this. Also watch Gasland and another really good film Wasteland, these are brilliant documentaries. If the TV media and the newspapers don't have the balls to report this stuff for fear of lost ad revenue, at least there are documentary film makers out there. They are going to replace the journalism we have known in the past and they will be the ones telling us how fucked up we are.

I got up boiling about the Bank of America news that they want to charge $5 to everyone for using their debit cards, meanwhile the CEO was paid $10 MILLION DOLLARS in his first year with the company. If our bank, Wells Fargo, follows Bank of America, we will pay $15 a month to use our debit cards. That might not sound like a lot to someone being paid $10 million, but it's a lot to me. That's one less bag of clay I could afford, one less dinner out, one less case of beer(just kidding). Yesterday Gerry and I ranted all day about our ground water being potentially contaminated with the ominous possibility of oil companies moving in to our state, and now this. WHEN IS THIS SHIT GOING TO END PEOPLE!?!?!?!? Getting ripped off by every corporation in this country is bad enough, but if our ground water becomes contaminated we are FUCKED! It's time we all wake up and educate ourselves about what Dick Cheney and others like him are doing with their massive greed and egos and tell them we are not going to take this anymore. I need to know what we can do to stop this madness, my daughter is going to have to live on this planet a lot longer than I am, she needs clean drinking water!!!!! I feel so helpless, and I don't like this feeling AT ALL. This is so much bigger than my mind can even comprehend, but we are a powerful nation, surely if all of these small countries can rise up against their governments and fight for what is right, we could too.......

Hi Tracey
I like those textures, they make a really nice addition to your barns.
I was thinking of you the other night as i sat watching 'Gasland' by film maker Josh Fox, it made my blood boil. I would never have sat and watched it without your clip and fury at 'fracking'... it's madness!! and no one is aware of all this polluted groundwater and waste gases et etc etc. I was amazed at how widespread it was and the total lack of any real monitoring. Dick Cheyney again and that f'ing Halliburton. Jesus the damage that guy has been a part of. Had you seen the film, i can't remember? Thanks for opening my eyes to it though. See these blogs are amazing platforms to share all kinds of knowledge.

and this from my friend Molly who is making the film I posted about NC oil drilling:

YOU are amazing. Todd just showed me that we have 2006 hits on our latest clip, and they're all from your blog!!!! You are rocking our world, woman.

I called this morning, it's quick and easy, you can DO IT TOO!!!!! They are logging these calls!!!!!!!

Ask Gov. Perdue to oppose drilling off our beaches

Gov. Perdue recently told reporters she was "leaning towards offshore drilling,” but it’s not too late to get her to lean the other way.

Call the Governor's office at (800) 662-7952 and tell whomever answers the phone that you live in North Carolina. Thank the Governor for vetoing Senate Bill 709, and ask her to keep up her support for clean energy and oppose drilling off our coast.

Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed the pro-drilling measure Senate Bill 709 in June. However, her offshore energy panel will wrap up soon, and she's told reporters she's "leaning towards offshore drilling."

Oil companies want to drill off sensitive ecological areas off Cape Hatteras and off Wrightsville Beach. The coastal tourism and fishing industry generates $3 billion in revenue and 67,000 jobs in North Carolina each year-- four times the economic benefit oil and gas deposits could bring. There's more wind potential off North Carolina's coast than off any other state on the Atlantic.

This is done

Make a call to Governor (D-North Carolina) Beverly 'Bev' Perdue's Office

Phone: (919) 733-5811

District Phone:

Log a call to Governor (D-North Carolina) Beverly 'Bev' Perdue's Office


cindy shake said...

ARRRRGGH! an issue here in Alaska as well!!

"Some people say the North American natural gas market is going to be flooded with natural gas, leaving little room for Alaska's gas. Others don't believe all the hype. Whatever the case, the new gas rush is almost entirely due to a new type of production technique, called "horizontal hydraulic fracturing," or "fracking," wherein huge amounts of industrial fluids are injected deep beneath the ground to crack rock and release hydrocarbons....

People allege gas drilling operations have made their land and air hazardous, poisoned their water wells or caused them to explode, and -- well, basically put them in great danger. And many claim they weren't informed about the potential hazards before they signed fracking leases..."

Tracey Broome said...

Cindy, those industrial fluids pumping in the ground for fracking are among others, benzine, they are not biodegradable and are seeping into the drinking water and the atmosphere. Also the fracking is being looked into for causing some of the recent earthquakes. It is some bad shit!
Also the people signing the leases with the oil companies are held liable when people are poisoned, not the oil companies. We need to educate ourselves on what our government is doing to us!!!!!!!

Tracey Broome said...

I sent my rage to Wes this morning in an email, here was her reply, funny!

hahaha what an alarming email to get first thing in the morning. you and Dad should start the revolution! I'll help! no more coffee for you! lol.
good luck, you revolutionary.
love ya! Wes

Dennis Allen said...

Can't we just buy clean water from China?

Tracey Broome said...

We could, when we buy our furniture and our clothes and our food, and our electronics, and our cars, and our toys, and everything else we can't seem to get along without. Maybe even our pottery, they make some nice pots!

Anna said...


Tracey Broome said...

Sucks big time!

Lori Buff said...

America is run by oil companies who pull the strings on the dummies in Washington. Until we figure out a way to stop using oil, from ANYWHERE we are in danger of Fracking up our planet in many different ways.
Forget BoA or any other mega bank. Many credit unions and small banks still provide free ATM and other meaningful services. They might not be as conveniently located but it's worth driving a little further...ah, wait...crap. Never mind. Let's just stuff our mattresses and bicycle seats with all the cash we have.

Tracey Broome said...

Lori, you are absolutely right! We have been talking about supporting our more local banks for awhile now, this may be the thing that will push us to do it. I think small banks have a great opportunity right now. We need folks in Washington that believe in sun and wind power!

Peter said...

Hi Tracey,
Good for you, mmmm Fracking. We've had some "experts" encouraging New Zealand to welcome this "exciting" "low impact" "environmentally safe" technology to these shores. We have our own disaster going on at the moment in the form of a massive expansion of dairy farming bringing with it a huge demand for water, and a big problem with pollution from the effluent and all those fertilizers that are being dumped on the land to make it even more productive. Few people in power seem to care as long as money sloshes in and they get their bonuses!

Thanks for airing the Fracking debate, it is useful for us over here who innocently receive information that has been sanitised by gas and oil people with vested interests!

We've still got a little clean water left for Dennis if he'd rather hop over to NZ than China. Bring a bottle, but be in quick before it turns green or gets Fracked!

Tracey Broome said...

Peter, I'm afraid the oil and gas companies are really trying to sell this fracking program as all sweet and rosy, when in fact, there is a good chance it could have caused our recent east coast earthquake. It's a very scary process!

Linda Starr said...
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Tracey Broome said...

GO LINDA!!!! You sound like me, it's probably a good thing we aren't in the same room right now haha!!