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Barack Obama acknowledges fracking concerns

April 22, 2011

(Source: John Shinkle/POLITICO)

It’s something a lot of us concerned about high-volume slick-water hydraulic fracking have been wondering about for some time now.  Do our elected officials see the dangers and risks to our environment and health?

Earlier this week President Barack Obama finally expressed some concerns.

Selected excerpts from the Politico article “Barack Obama acknowledges fracking concerns“:

“ ‘We have a lot of natural gas here in this country,’ Obama said. ‘The problem is, is that extracting it from the ground — the technologies aren’t as developed as we’d like and so there are some concerns that it might create pollution in our groundwater, for example.

So we’ve got to make sure that if we’re going to do it, we do it in a way that doesn’t poison people,’ he added.”

One Comment
  1. April 22, 2011 9:06 am

    well, you can check out my blog to see what my experiences have been like… it’s a new blog and i’m just now writing the story. here’s a relevant youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/anonymous35733

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