Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Fracking proponents need to give us some answers

Dear Editor,

There is a lot to Mother Earth but, other than stuff we rocket into outer space, humanity can’t destroy matter, only change it in form. H2O is abundant. A river of snowmelt can evaporate on lawns to create clouds, so to speak.
Fracking to obtain trapped fossil fuels can take surface water or glacier-formed underground supplies and make that natural-resource unsuitable for natural-recycling,

trapping it below the Earth crust, dirty-and-lost to the eco-chain of environmental evolution.

We no longer allow mighty rivers to recharge underground aquifers also. Fracking proponents must convince us of a recycling-ability for the H2O (Hydrogen two parts+Oxygen=water) they intend to pump down the drain. Ask them about that before we venture further into the technology. There is an answer. Can we live with that answer?

Steve Schweitzberger
Littleton