Fracking regulations should ban practice altogether by Burt Wilson, December 20, 2012, The Sacramento Bee
The best rule the state could propose for the fracking of shale wells is to eliminate it altogether. The water pumped into the wells is loaded with toxic chemicals — some of which are carcinogenic — and they will percolate upwards into our water tables and poison our aquifers, making that water unusable for human consumption. It’s also a waste of California’s precious water. Let’s not build tunnels that send Delta water south to be used for fracking. This is a waste and contrary to good water management.
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