Why Fracking is a Crime Against Women . . .

Why Fracking is a Crime Against Women . . .

Postby Oscar » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:03 pm

QUOTE: "The Gas Industry's Pink Rig - Even though fracking and drilling are dependent on a potpourri of carcinogenic chemicals, big energy companies don't hesitate to slap on pink paint in PR campaigns championing breast cancer awareness. In 2009, a natural gas drilling rig in Colorado was painted pink with a percentage of the daily profits from the unit going to the Breast Cancer Foundation. This and other showy gestures by the methane gas industry appear to do little to alleviate concerns about the impact that fracking chemicals and practices may be having on public health and safety."

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Why Fracking is a Crime Against Women Spontaneous Abortions, Breast Cancer, and Birth Defects.htm

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/876609/
why_fracking_is_a_crime_against_women%3A_spontaneous_abortions%2C_breast_cancer%2C_and_birth_defects

By Sara Jerving, PR Watch
Posted on April 4, 2012, Printed on April 6, 2012

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has generated widespread media attention this year. The process, which injects water and chemicals into the ground to release "natural" gas and oil from shale bedrock, has been shown to contribute significantly to air and water pollution and has even been linked to earthquakes. But little has been reported on the ways in which fracking may have unique impacts on women. Chemicals used in fracking have been linked to breast cancer and reproductive health problems and there have been reports of rises in crimes against women in some fracking "boom" towns, which have attracted itinerant workers with few ties to the community. [ . . . ]
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