The Everglades were fracked and you didn’t even hear about it

January 7, 2015 by  
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Earlier in 2014, Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. was fined $25,000 for acid fracking near the everglades. Though the method of using hydrofluoric acid to loosen limestone bedrock has been used for a while in Floridian oil drilling operations, injecting acid under pressure, or “acid fracking” is something new. In December, Dan A. Hughes Co. tested those waters Naples, Florida on the Western edge of the Everglades. Yeah, you read that correctly—they fracked the goddamned  Everglades National Park;  the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. And when State regulators asked them to stop? They ignored them. Read the rest of The Everglades were fracked and you didn’t even hear about it Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acid fracking , acid-fracked , ban fracking , capitalism , climate , Climate Change , Climate Disaster , conservatives , Environment , everglades , florida , fossil fuels , fracking , gas , groundwater , hydraulic fracturing , keystone xl , KXL , marco island , Naples , natural gas , oil , Op Ed , politics , renewables , republicans , revolution , shalefields , water contamination , water issues

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