The United Frack-Free States of Facebook
I’m in a love-hate with Facebook. Heaven knows I let it consume me at times. Just when I think we’ve got something going, it blocks me, makes me stop and fill in endless, annoying security codes. Maybe if I only posted pictures of my dinner and other people’s cats?
The upcoming onset of FrackNation, a pro-gas mockumentary which by all reports is chock full of industry half-truths and overt lies,demonstrates a clear dichotomy in America. We’ve quickly become a nation of Pro-Gas v. Anti-Fracking, Anti-Renewables v. Pro-Land, Air & Water. No matter how much you want to avoid polemicizing the issues, there remains a detailed and widening divide. Despite the catchy title of Phelim McAleer’s new philm, wholly reminiscent of ProzacNation, it seems opposition to shale gas production in the United States of America is only growing. Wherever the gas industry goes, sanity springs up beside it. And yet again, the annual tally of anti-fracking facebook groups across the U.S.A. has exploded.
Green Slime Is In The Hoouse!
Facebook pages and groups opposing natural gas steadily multiplied in shale states in 2012, adding to the numerous national and international pages already thriving. Considering the sheer preponderance of frack waste, methane contamination, explosions, toxic air emissions, truck traffic, earthquakes, radioactive drill cuttings, and other fraccidents, is it any wonder?
Most groups are Open, so you can read the newsfeed. Please “Like” pages that suit you, it certainly boosts morale, only be sure to set the Notifications to your liking, or risk update overload. Share and share alike! Despite the drillers’ depiction, fractivists are a diverse and friendly lot.
Not on Facebook? Good for you! I swear, I’m getting over it too. Here’s a link to Anti-Fracking Websites.
A FACEBOOK FULL OF FRACTIVISTS: State-by-State Listings
[UPDATED: January 16, 2013 - Many thanks for all the helpful comments!]
No Fracking in Montana
Please add your fb page or group to the comments and I will update – thanks!
WEBSITES: Anti-Fracking Grassroots Blogroll
For a comprehensive listing of Pennsylvania groups opposed to Fracking, please visit FrackFreePA!
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