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June 24, 2015

Water Worth, the third…

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 4:21 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the wonderful, beautiful, breezy, cool, golden sun laden island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this amazing Cape day, plenty of sun, pure blue sky, with ‘ner a cloud in the atmosphere, in many more ways that one.  Today is the twenty-fourth day of June, 2015, a Wednesday to be sure, although after getting back from Barrier Beach, I could care less…

That is the attitude of many in this great nation regarding our finite water supply, a supply that is almost out in the great state of California.  I find it sad that even now, in this great water crisis all over the Western U.S., not to mention countless other locales around the globe, that we allow the big “frackers” to continue their errant ways, with not a single member of the U.S. Congress willing to take a look, let alone a stand, at this sick, twisted, vile and deadly practice of pumping millions of gallons of water down a hole, laced with 596 deadly chemicals that do leak into the water tables–all exempt via the 2005 Dick Cheney special, the infamous “Halliburton Loophole” that allowed big oil and gas companies to drill on public lands while simultaneously being exempt from any environmental regulations.  No regulations on fracking, none. This filthy ‘fracking’ being the new energy boom, ‘natural gas’ (Methane), taken from the fractured shale formations deep under this nation’s soil, such as the Bakken in North Dakota and Montana, with several others creating hundreds of thousands of wells that are systematically polluting the air, water and soil to the degree to which man has never witnessed before–with the water undrinkable in most wells around the country. Many people getting extremely sick and dying prematurely from the poisonous (to all living things) airborne chemicals they are breathing in 24/7 from giant, ugly wells that are literally right outside the front door.

Many have no choice in the matter, for their lands buttress those lands that “belong to you and me”, and thus, have no say in the poisonous pollution emanating from these toxic well sites.  The Clean Air Act (1970) and subsequent Clean Water Act (1972), signed into law by then U.S. President Richard M. Nixon, are now officially dinosaurs, a joke to people like David and Charles Koch of Koch Industries, who dabble in that arena from time to time. Indeed, the EPA looks the other way, for most of them work, play together, it is, they say, a very cozy relationship, industry and the EPA these days, truly a revolving door between big multinational corporations (oil, gas, banks, agriculture, big pharmaceuticals, etcetera), and the powerful shadow government. The Corporatocracy now calling the shots on this nation’s environmental policies, therefore, one might say we have already lost this democracy with that little letter ‘d‘, or are on the verge of doing so.

But perhaps there is still hope.  It takes only a few lights to put out the dark.  You are that Light. Wake up to this simple FACT and demand better for yourself, your family and for the future generations to come.  They too, rich and poor alike, deserve the three basic rights, principals rather, and those are of course (credit the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Thomas Jefferson), “…Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”. This current path of the turbo charged monetary-market system, this so called “Free Market”, with it’s weapons of debt, inflation and interest, is just not sustainable in the long run.

For this beautiful, perfect, natural Earth only has so much water (and other resources).  Using this precious gift for some random individual’s profit, while simultaneously poisoning millions of Americans with these ‘top secret’ chemicals, all 596 of them that the EPA does not even know about, well, it just does not seem right.

Have a good rest of the week folks!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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