Fracking Operations in Nevada (and across the Great Basin)

fracking in Nevada

Hydraulic fracturing is a process of drilling for oil and gas by injecting toxic chemicals at high-pressure into the ground to fracture rock formations. Fracking causes groundwater contamination, extensive pollution, and habitat destruction.

ELY, Nev. (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on issues concerning public land being eyed for potential oil and gas leasing in eastern Nevada. The agency’s Ely District is analyzing 94 parcels of public land covering 140,389 acres to identify potential impacts in an environmental assessment.

The deadline for submitting written comments to the BLM’s Caliente field office is May 22. The BLM Caliente Field Station is located at 1400 S. Front Street, Caliente, Nev. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is (775) 726-8100 (but only written comments will enter the official record).

Deep Green Resistance highly recommends that community members participate in the public process — while at the same time understanding that this system was designed to facilitate resource extraction, not to stop it. We want to stop destructive activity, not regulate it or make it more “friendly.” To learn more, visit the DGR strategy website.

Story via KoloTV.


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2 thoughts on “Fracking Operations in Nevada (and across the Great Basin)

  1. Franking is a disgrace to everything we cherish in the USA. Anyone who allows this disgusting form of raping the Earth will not be elected in Nevada.

  2. These people don’t care what they are doing to our mother earth they don’t realize how its going to affect the area in years to come. Cave in’s poising the water which we drink and the livestock. We live here, I bet the company’s aren’t from here so its just dollar signs to them.

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