Worried about water purity
I worry about the purity of our water supply and the needless destruction from fracking, and from the danger of building a pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Material in solid form is converted into slurry having the consistency of peanut butter with sand embedded into the mixture that is under pressure and pushed to the Gulf of Mexico.
There have been spills along the route from Canada. One spill entered a stream in its slurry-like state and began evaporating the viscosity elements. These fumes made humans and nonhumans sick.
Once the slurry returned close to its shovel-ready state, it began sinking to the bottom of the stream. The company said that in two months the area will be clean and returned to its original state of being. That was more than two years ago.
People, who once used the stream for all the fun that a clean body of water can provide, now face arrest and fines for going beyond the “No River” signs. All the living denizens of that stream, now barely survive within a toxic brew that poisoned the area that once supported a thriving ecological system.
Fracking is destroying our groundwater and forcing people to become refugees, or face sickness to live in their homes and on their land. It is a disrespectful, unnecessary evil deed against the “Mother” of all living things. To destroy the earth for energy is ludicrous and pathetic. Mother Earth is a living cell within the cosmic body of creation.
West Virginia is not only a state of being, but also a state of mind. Therefore, we need to protect our groundwater, as if our very lives depended on it. The rule makers have no right to force us to allow others to destroy what we hold so dear.
I worry when water rights around the country are bought because it makes me feel there is an effort to destroy groundwater.