TV News LIES

Wednesday, Apr 16th

Last update02:37:08 AM GMT

You are here News Energy 4 Jewish Summer Camps Sell "Fracking Rights" that Endanger Drinking Water, Food, Health, & Climate

4 Jewish Summer Camps Sell "Fracking Rights" that Endanger Drinking Water, Food, Health, & Climate

E-mail Print PDF

drinking waterThe Forward, the leading national Jewish weekly, has just reported that four Jewish summer camps in Pennsylvania have signed leases with gas exploration companies to allow “fracking” –-  the hydro-fracturing method of pouring tons of highly chemicalized water to smash shale rocks into releasing natural gas.

The four are Starlight’s Perlman Camp, which is owned and operated by B’nai B’rith; Camps Nesher and Shoshanim, which share a property in Lakewood and are owned and operated by the New Jersey Federation of YMHA and YWHA; and Camp Morasha, an independent camp in Lakewood.

The Forward reports that “Fracking of a single well creates more than 1 million gallons of wastewater awash in pollutants, including some radioactive materials.  According to a February report in The New York Times, state and federal documents show that the wastewater is sometimes hauled to sewage plants not designed to treat it and then discharged into rivers that supply drinking water.”

The Shalom Center views it as a profound violation of Jewish wisdom and values for summer camps or other Jewish institutions to sell the rights to use their land in ways that will poison  God’s and humanity’s earth, air, food, and water. See below for actions you can take to halt this.

Normal Federal protections for drinking water and clean air have been thwarted by the Halliburton Loophole pushed through Congress by former Vice-President Dick Cheney. It prevents application of these protective rules to drilling by the gas and oil industries. As a result, no one knows what chemicals are causing the dangers to water, food, and health that are appearing in fracking areas.

Fracking has turned the drinking water of farmers near well-heads into “water” that turns to flame when a match is lit at the kitchen faucets.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


BP wins 24 tracts in Gulf of Mexico lease sale after U.S. lifts ban

Gulf of mexicoBP Plc rejoined bidders for exploration and production leases in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday...

U.S. top court rules against Argentina in arbitration fight

US Supreme CourtThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled for British company BG Group Plc in its effort...

US nuclear site fire 'was preventable'

US nuclear fire Maintenance and safety lapses were at the root of a lorry fire that shut down the...

Thirteen workers test positive for radiation at New Mexico waste site

New Mexico nuclear wasteThirteen workers have tested positive for radiation exposure tied to an accidental release earlier this month...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!