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Last week, about 300 Athens residents convened to learn more about the new oil and gas leases being proposed by Cunningham Energy and attorney John Lavelle. You can read that story here. In response to this, today’s news stories will focus on fracking.
Dr. Bernhard Debatin is a member of the concerned citizens group “Slow Down Fracking in Athens County” (SD-FRAC) and frequent contributor to the group’s website. He has been closely following fracking in Athens and gives a detailed breakdown of Cunningham Energy in his latest post.
New peer-reviewed research has raised even more questions about the impacts of fracking. This study examines the possibility of groundwater contamination.
On the lighter side of things, fracking could contaminate our beer! Clearly, this is unacceptable. But really, to quote the article, “The brewmeister of Brooklyn Brewery says toxic fracking chemicals like methanol, benzene, and ethylene glycol (found in anti-freeze) could contaminate his beer by leaking into New York’s water supply.” Read on for more about fracking potentially botching the brew.