An unprecedented threat to our homes, communities, water, and air is at our doorsteps. The natural gas industry is on the verge of developing a very deep shale formation underlying much of eastern and central Kentucky called the Rogersville shale using a technology known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
Fracking is different from traditional gas development, and the impacts of the fracking boom in places like Pennsylvania have been devastating. Fracking has been associated with chemical contamination of groundwater and surface water, air quality problems, illnesses, birth defects, earthquakes, increases in crime, increases in traffic fatalities, and a host of other problems as rural communities are overrun by this new form of industrial development.
"Land men" from questionable companies with little public record are currently buying up mineral leases in Madison, Rockcastle, and Jackson counties, and probably elsewhere, in preparation for the fracking boom.
Please take time to learn about fracking before you sign a lease, and realize that these "land men" are more interested in making money than telling you the truth!
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PIPELINES, FRACKING, AND KENTUCKY'S FUTURE BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS
November 5, 2016
Locust Trace AgriScience Center
3591 Leestown Road, Lexington, Kentucky
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FACTS ABOUT FRACKING
that you can print and share with your neighbors.
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(It can be printed on plain letter sized paper)
To learn about how fracking ruins communities, see the stories posted on our News page. To learn more about the Rogersville shale and the affected areas of Kentucky, visit our Where and Why page.
For a wealth of information on fracking, visit www.fracktracker.org.