Andrew J. O’Connor: In defense of civil disobedience on fracking

Fracking does not exist to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It exists to make maximum amount of profits for oil and gas companies. Economists and geologists agree that any petroleum that companies get from here on will require drilling wells deeper and fracking. More than 50 percent of fracking wells leak, including those that have been abandoned. Abandoned wells are no good for making money; however, they are still under pressure and often leak into the aquifer.

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