Josh Fox has resurfaced and has sent out an email blast trying to drum up support for the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban. Let’s shut him down.
Josh Fox, as you may remember, is a fractivist known for his anti-fracking screed Gasland. It was a sham; full of deceit and exaggerations. It did not take long to realize this spoiled child extremist had no credibility and certainly no concern for anything but promoting himself.
Now, Josh Fox has sent out an email blast pushing support of the DRBC’s proposed fracking ban. Asking for people to comment on the DRBC’s website in support of the ban. Saying the DRBC needs “to know that we want it ALL banned!”
If you don’t want this guy’s stupidity to carry the day when this issue goes to court, please, protect your own landowner rights and get your own comments on the record in support of fracking in the Delaware River Basin. You can do so at the DRBC’s public comment page.
Please remind the DRBC the justification of their fracking ban is riddled with errors:
- hydraulic fracturing has polluted water supplies (it hasn’t),
- gas wells are repeatedly hydraulically fractured multiple times (they aren’t),
- the amount of water used is massive (it doesn’t come close),
- the water is lost forever (not true),
- water use is growing (not so),
- hydraulic fracturing causes gas migration (doesn’t happen),
- risk increases over time due to declining well integrity (not true as pressures decrease over time),
- wastewater disposal is not regulated (it is thoroughly regulated),
- the drinking water of 15 million people is threatened (not even close), and
- fracturing using other than water (e.g., CO2, natural gas, propane) might still be subject to DRBC regulation (ludicrous).
Let’s also not forget right next door in the Susquehanna River Basin the SRBC allows fracking; finding it has “no discernible effect on the quality of water resources.” The “special protection waters” excuse the DRBC is using is also no justification when there is already natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing taking place in Exceptional Value watersheds in Pennsylvania with no ill effects.
The DRBC’s reasoning for their proposed fracking ban is totally unjust and thoroughly dishonest.