Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fracking in the Delaware River Basin

Don't frack the Delaware!
A message from CREDO Action:  The fracking boom is rapidly expanding, endangering waters supplies around the country with this controversial method of gas drilling.

One of the largest watersheds currently at risk is the Delaware River Basin, which provides drinking water to 15 million people in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
On Monday, the Delaware River Basin Commission will vote on a plan to open the Delaware watershed to fracking.
President Obama has a vote on the commission, along with the four state governors. Can you make a quick call to urge President Obama to reject this plan?
There is simply no doubt that fracking is seriously dangerous. The Department of Energy's fracking panel, despite significant industry ties, announced just last week that as currently practiced, fracking poses "a real risk of serious environmental consequences."1
And a separate government investigation found high levels of cancer-causing compounds, and chemicals commonly used in hydraulic fracturing, in an aquifer in a heavily fracked area of Wyoming where residents have been complaining of water pollution for almost a decade.2
If they aren't rejected, the Delaware River Basin Commission rules would allow nearly 20,000 wells to be drilled and fracked in the Delaware watershed.
This vote could set a precedent for the rapid expansion of fracking across the country. So we need to show strong, opposition from across the country to the irresponsible, dangerous expansion of natural gas drilling.
Thank you for fighting dangerous fracking.
Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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