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Friends and I went to the Gasland presentation today and understand that RGISC (Rio Grande International Study Center) will be hosting other showings in the near future. Obviously from the KGNS newsclip above, the NBC-Affiliate also took notice for their “top story” of the night.
I do hope additional folks go to see the documentary when it is set for viewing again. As you know, our area is preparing for an even higher increase in hydraulic fracturing, aka FRACKING, because of the exploration at the Eagle Ford Shale Play near the Cotulla area. RGISC prepared a very well done powerpoint – the following are some of the highlights of information that might be of interest to us:
By coincidence (or maybe because of the tremendous interest – even the San Antonio Express had an article about what is going on locally), The Huffington Post article ‘Fracking’ Report: Carcinogens Injected Into Wells, House Democrats Saymirrors the concerns of what will be happening in our surrounding area.
WASHINGTON — Millions of gallons of potentially hazardous chemicals and known carcinogens were injected into wells by leading oil and gas service companies from 2005-2009, a report by three House Democrats said Saturday.
The report said 29 of the chemicals injected were known-or-suspected human carcinogens. They either were regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act as risks to human health or listed as hazardous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.