Fracking another boom not yet fully evaluated

November 6, 2012 

I was deeply disappointed in the Port of Olympia economic development advertisement that appeared on the front page of your paper on Oct. 28. It appeared as a new article, but should have been billed to the port as advertising.

Where was the balance, the thorough consideration of all the issues and perspectives? The long- and short-term environmental impacts were barely discussed, including the simple fact that if we continue to rely on the burning of fossil fuels, especially oil, there are dire consequences to our planet.

Fracking is just another short-term economic boom that has not been fully evaluated or regulated.

In our community, people want leaders to consider not just the short-term economic benefits, but the environmental and social implications as well.

Looks like the port went for the short-term cash ... just like the folks in North Dakota.

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