Corbett off on fracking

We are at a crossroads as far the future is concerned.

Chernobyl, the Exxon Valdez, The BP [British Petroleum] oil spill, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This is just a short list of disasters that have caused irreparable damage and suffering to the earth, humans, animals and plants.

The rush to frack is and will be the next catastrophe. We desperately need a moratorium on hydraulic fracking: 97 percent of the water on earth is salt water; 2 percent is in the polar ice chaos.

So all of the life on earth is supported by 1 percent.

Gas drilling is taking millions of gallons of fresh water out of the water cycle for the entire world while poisoning the air and water near the drilling.

The corporations behind fracking have incredibly deep pocket books, and they been working on influencing the politicians since day one.

The Corbett administration does not understand the heart of the matter.

As is their pattern, they are more concerned with the rights of the gas industry than those of the public.

They are more concerned with their perception of the needs of the present over the needs of the future.

So much money has flowed to the decision makers that no one is thinking clearly.

The press is not telling the whole story. It should be mentioned that earthquakes are being caused by injection wells like the one that occurred near Youngstown, Ohio.

The state report gave details that said there was a connection. Become educated about this and say no to fracking. The future depends on it.

Charles Leiden, Altoona