Why are gas companies able to get away with failing to disclose what they are injecting into the ground as part of the fracking process? Currently, companies do not disclose all the fluids they use, and are not required to do so by law.
Gas companies inject chemicals into the ground to extract gas and later often pump contaminated water back into the ground after the extraction is done, so that they do not have to pay to properly treat the water.
Polluted water can make its way into drinking wells and public water bodies. While the discharge of hazardous chemicals is ordinarily against the law, pro-gas groups have gotten exemptions written into the law.
Do you or your family want to risk getting cancer from drinking polluted ground water? Are you OK if your property value is diminished if you find out you now live near a toxic waste site?
Companies that make profits off extracting natural resources should have to disclose ALL the chemicals they use.
Why expose yourself to all those chemicals? If you start thinking about it, you may well start asking yourself “isn’t it time for a renewable energy transition?”