Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fracking Can Be Seen From Space

In the picture below, you can see North Dakota’s fracking fields as a result of the Bakken Oil Boom. 
 
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This is nighttime evidence that fracking can’t slip under the radar any longer. This startling satellite image from NASA is proof of hundreds of oil rigs all lit up, along with gas flares burning off excess methane. Just 6 years ago, this region was completely empty, and now, due to the natural gas industry, the used-to-be peaceful and dimmed countryside of North Dakota can now be compared to the Aurora Borealis.  

See and read more here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/01/16/169511949/a-mysterious-patch-of-light-shows-up-in-the-north-dakota-dark.  

Learn more about Earthjustice’s work on fracking here.

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