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Bath resident opposed to hydraulic fracturing

8/14/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

I just watched a video sent by Earth Justice, an organization of lawyers that litigates for the people and environment about a town in Dryden, N.Y., that banned “fracking” [hydraulic fracturing] by prohibiting it because they could not regulate it. They set a precedent for many other areas in the United States to do the same. We must stand up as a wall against this so-called progress.

Fracking is a process that leaves much destruction in its wake in the way of air pollution, water contamination, earthquakes, industrial explosions and noise pollution, just to name some of the possible ramifications.

Money is only as good as the quality of life it affords us. All the money in the world will not buy back the things that would be lost if fracking were to make its way to our towns and cities.

Our communities’ way of life is precious and needs to be protected because once these big businesses do their bidding, it is anyone’s guess how bad it could be going forward.

Patrice Faulhammer, Bath

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