Other reporting, however, was quick to point out the caveats contained in the Baker Hughes announcement, which made clear the disclosure of the chemicals would only take place “where accepted by our customers and relevant governmental authorities.”
And for critics like Fried, the possibility of disclosures are notable but do nothing to end the real dangers of fracking. Short of a national moratorium on the practice, she said, nothing will be seen as a complete victory.
“Knowing what chemicals are pumped underground doesn’t prevent the accidents that can contaminate people’s water and air,” Fried explained to Common Dreams, “nor does it compensate for the economic, social and environmental disruptions that fracking imposes upon communities and consumers.”
“The only real way to make fracking safe, is to ban it altogether,” she said.
This video created by SAFENC, a North Carolina anti-fracking group also calling for a ban on the practice, presents much of what is known about the chemical makeup used by the industry and highlights that simply knowing the destructive and harmful properties of these toxins has so far done little, if anything, to slow the push for additional fracking nationwide:
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