Ti Leaf Express is a blog published by the Law Office of Tom Pierce. Our goal is to provide pithy -- and like our namesake, diverse, useful (and sometimes inspirational) -- content in the areas of land conservation, nonprofits, and philanthropy, with a specific focus on Hawaii.
Still ‘Fracking’: The Perils of Natural Gas Drilling
Today the National Radio Project featured an in depth story (“Still Fracking”) about a natural gas drilling method called “hydraulic fracturing” or “fracking.” You’ve probably heard about this controversial extraction technique. But this story, which uses the recent documentary, Gasland, as a spring board, persuasively identifies the risks to our drinking water. The lack of regulatory oversight is disturbing and many states are taking action since Congress has not. The above link to the story also includes a multitude of other links on the subject of fracking.