“Thank God for Jim Hightower. Instead of leaving us stewing in anger and despair, he rallies us with stories of our own history and of our own neighbors, inspiring us to take charge of our own democratice destiny. And he leaves us laughing and thinking at the same time.” – Studs Terkel
For the past several years I have subscribed to the LowDown by journalist Jim Hightower. I was just reading “WHAT the FRACK” – how Dick Cheney is the f_cking fracking king – it was his genius pioneering idea with HALLIBURTON to explode underground rock formations and shale with hydralic fracturing… When Cheney was VP, he inserted a bit of language in the 2005 Bush-Cheney Energy Bill – to get rid of restrictions like the Safe Drinking Water Act, how the EPA protects our water, to clear the way for his fracking. It’s nicknamed the HALLIBURTON LOOPHOLE! Those same tycoons, like Cheney and the other 1%, earn $1.5 billlion a year for their drilling enterprises. Who cares who they kill? They don’t.
Want more info? In heavily fracked locations – from PA to WY, repeated “NO DRINK WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY THE EPA” after flaming faucets and wellwater was contaminated and deemed unsafe to drink… Ohio, Oklahoma and Arkansas have experienced blowouts and explosions – and drilling-related earthquakes… From LA to NY, fracking is coming…watch “Gasland” at www.gaslandthemovie.com. (click on photo below to buy on amazon)
Read and subscribe: www.hightowerlowdown.org – TODAY! It’s smart to spend money on getting smart! Sometimes we have to have flaming faucets to get angry! … Lara
(PS – if this blog suddenly disappears, you’ll know I made the 1% angry!)
- Stop the Frack Attack (sfgate.com)