Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hazardous waste in Texas

My goal on this blog is to provide information about poultry breeds. Some issues transcend that, however. Pollution with toxic materials affects us all. Sharon Wilson in Texas has pursued the issue of pollution resulting from hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the Barnett Shale deposits in Wise County, where she lives.

The chemicals used in this process are so toxic that cattle drinking from runoff are dying, as posted on her blog April 29, As she documents, these processes have been exempted from regulation through effective lobbying and influential patrons.

Thanks for shining the spotlight on these practices, Sharon. They are toxic to chickens and people, too.

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