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Op-Ed: Is the water your drinking & bathing in safe?

By Mindy Allan     Aug 7, 2012 in Environment
Fracking is high-volume hydraulic fracturing to access deep shale formations. It requires millions of gallons of fresh water and the use of undisclosed chemicals, then it is pumped back into the water table resulting in undrinkable water & unusable land.
Fracking is generating billions of dollars, polluting water systems,making people sick and some towns now have water that is undrinkable.
The quality of life in the world is starting to deteriorate near and around fracking wells as some residents in Pennsylvania told RT News.
Now many are questioning if there is a motive of politicians and companies like Koch Industry and the potential motive of millions in donations to political campaigns around the world.
Whose state will be sold out so that the billions of clean water used by fracking that is now toxic wastewater can be recycled in to put back into your household water. City governments are being paid to dump this toxic water into your treatment plants. What's in this waste water and is the treatment plant in your city on the list?
The Koch brothers whose family developed a new cracking method for the refinement of heavy oil into gasoline and is part of the fracking process are spending millions on politics which by the looks of the fracking business, is paying off. Long time opponents of the Environmental Protection Agency the Koch brothers fighting tooth and nail to stop the government from regulating natural gas hydraulic fracking for natural gas.
In politics whoever plays and pays the most seem to reap huge contracts and leases from governments. The Koch brothers have contributed to conservative and libertarian policy and advocacy groups in the United States. Koch Industries is the second largest privately owned company in the United States and heavily in the gas and oil industry.
The Koch-backed advocacy group Americans for Prosperity helped organize a rally on Feb. 19, set up a website and today announced a $342,200 ad campaign in support of Walker. Why does Governor Walker want to sell Wisconsin's power plants without seeking a bid.
In the last election Koch Industries Inc.spent $1.2 million helping to elect Republican governors who are now trying to take away bargaining rights of state workers reported in Bloomberg.
According to Wisconsin campaign finance filings, Walker's gubernatorial campaign received $43,000 from the Koch Industries PAC during the 2010 election. That donation was his campaign's second-highest and PAC gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, which in turn spent $65,000 on independent expenditures to support Walker. The RGA also spent a whopping $3.4 million on TV ads and mailers attacking Walker's opponent.
While fracking continues money is being spent in the millions with big corporation lobbying, which should be called what line would you like to sign up for. Amazing how it seems money not votes is the final verdict of who sits in the elected seat.
At the beginning of February 2012, mainstream news reported on the Koch brothers-–invitation only– gathering. Invites it is alleged, pledged approximately $100 million to defeat President Obama in the 2012 elections at a private meeting in California.
Romney was rumored the one who attended Bilderberg Group not Obama this time. However much money needs to be spent to ensure Romney the keys to the White House, is being spent. With Romney in the White House things won't get better as American's face a no win situation. A look at Romney's old company Bain Capital and how Romney made money gives viewers an insight of how he will run the U.S. if he becomes the next president.
The 2012 United States Presidential Election will be owned by the highest bidders. The founders of the "fracking" industry seem to be in the running to ensure a position to get what is necessary to continue the rape the environment putting more lives at risk while pocketing billions of dollars. Washington D.C. is not a part of the U.S. and does not fall under the same rules as the rest of the states.
The dictatorship of corporations seems to be growing as fast as the fracking, which is now being confirmed is causing earthquakes and leaks of methane gas into water systems. The Rachel Maddow Show aired a piece on fracking and how the Federal Government has allowed a free for all for frackers.
With no regulations to protect you or your family against corporate predators, it is up to us to make sure we fulfill our promises...
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