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In this three credit course at Life University,
we are taught another underhanded sneaky method
our beloved oil and gas companies’ explorations
can potentially destroy our planet,
bleed mother earth in the name of
our voracious appetite for energy.

Just inject under intense pressure
millions of gallons of precious water
laced with toxic chemicals
to crack and fracture shale rock
to release natural gas buried deep within.

The result can light water faucets on fire.
contaminate drinking water
into non-drinkable gaseous liquid.
slowly poisoning our bodies
while we sit in the comfort of our heated homes.

Woodstock, NY
August 5, 2010