Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fracking Near Laredo

It's all about money and nothing else.
The oil industry says any environmental concerns are far outweighed by the economic benefits of pumping previously inaccessible oil from fields that could collectively hold two or three times as much oil as Prudhoe Bay, the Alaskan field that was the last great onshore discovery. The companies estimate that the boom will create more than two million new jobs, directly or indirectly, and bring tens of billions of dollars to the states where the fields are located, which include traditional oil sites like Texas and Oklahoma, industrial stalwarts like Ohio and Michigan and even farm states like Kansas.
The Safe Fracking Coalition is having a town hall meeting June 10 at the UT Health Science Center Extension Campus in Laredo.

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