The farm crew recently watched the film Gasland, and after watching this all of us are becoming increasingly scared of the direction that our country is taking in regards to fuel extraction, mostly because the gas mongrels are attempting to extract fuel in places we shouldn’t. After watching the film, Townes checked into what is happening in NC in regards to hydrofracking, and sadly it is not good news. The North Carolina House of Representatives recently passed a bill that moves the state a step closer for allowing hydraulic fracturing in a measure that calls for a study in proposed areas that are a likely (in the opinion of the gas mongrels) source of fuel.
We being farmers, and trying to produce healthy food for our customers and ourselves, are very concerned about our water quality because we use both our well water and Meadow Fork Creek for irrigating our crops. Anyone who takes baths, drinks water, eats local food in NC, or breathes the air should be very concerned about hydrofracking. In the opinion of the farm crew, is not worth the health risk for the prospect of having less expensive fuel at the pump nor in reducing electricity costs for operating our households. Many folks believe that there is plenty of stored energy underneath the soil in our beautiful state, so if you do, I would suggest reading this article published in the NY Times that suggests hydrofracking is a negative gain in energy. That is because this process is believed to use more energy trying to obtain what little natural gas is in the earth, so the hard question we must ask ourselves, is why risk the health consequences for this type of drilling when we will have a net loss of energy with this process?
An interesting read in the direction NC is headed in regards to hydrofracking
PLEASE help Mountain Harvest Organics continue producing healthy food by signing the above petition against hydrofracking. In addition, please contact your representatives suggesting that we spend our limited resources with a new energy policy leveraging the water, wind and sun. Residents of Madison county would contact Ray Rapp and Ralph Hise. I would also suggest contacting Governor Beverly Perdue, although she is busy trying to figure out how to keep our state running, but I do believe it is worth our time to express our opinion on this crazy gass drilling process.