the EPA was stripped of their authority
to regulate fracking in 2005.
Turns out: this is not true!
I have discovered,
The Halliburton Loophole,
has a loophole!
This is Good News!
prescribe requirements which
“interferes with or impedes“
the underground injection of fluids
pursuant to hydraulic fracturing…
… if such requirements are essential to assure
that underground sources of drinking water
will not be endangered by such injection.
to BAN FRACKING Tomorrow!
Please read that again
until the enormity of that sinks in.
If you read Section 322 “Hydraulic Fracturing”
of the 2005 Energy Policy Act in isolation,
you will believe as I did–
that the Halliburton Loophole
is a license to pollute by fracking:http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/
within the full context of the law,
i.e., 42 USC § 300h – Regulations for State programshttp://www.law.cornell.edu/
The exemption has an exemption!
(took me weeks, but I’m slow)It is really complex language.
We CAN (AND SHOULD)
or at least begin with a demand for
poses a grave threat to the environment and public health
on a massive scale.
Empowerment is largely a matter of belief.
and I know that Permitting and Regulatory Schemes
are all Rigged Games stealing our energies.
I know our chance of remedy from the Courts
is infinitesimally low.
My ability to fully participate in self-government is removed
by ✔ Citizen’s United and ✔ Corporate Personhood
and the ✔ Enclosed Media… etc.
I know the EPA and Obama are all rabidly pro-fracking.
✔ Check. ✔ OK ✔ Got it.
… But what is the conclusion to that?
I can’t live like that!
and other metaphysical systems
Hidden energy, untapped energy.
Even hard-core materialists like Neil deGrasse Tyson
will admit this.
“there is no hope and we are all screwed”,
there may be also a hidden (esoteric) source of energy
beyond the physical world,
and more in the realm of belief.
I am suggesting,
that how we look at a situation,
how we frame it and name it
can help decide the outcome.
Our vision can either be
- a story of being screwed,
- a story of personal empowerment.
which can be modulated with skillful practice.
So please think of it this way:
could have a very big impact — empowering!!
widespread water contamination which is everywhere fracking has gone.
The hundreds of PA DEP determination letters, the Cabot Consent Agreement.B: At the same time focus on the ABSURD INDUSTRY FAIRY TALE
that there is “Not one case of water contamination from fracking”.
C. Suggest these Two Demands of EPA:
(I know many people are working on this: Thank you!)
2: Immediate National Moratorium on Fracking
due to it being a massive threat to public health
and the environment.
The EPA DOES HAVE THE AUTHORITY to BAN FRACKING NOW!
More to say on this.
But that’s the basic gist.