Amtrak and Fracking

When I am traveling with my family, the most cost effective/convenient way to travel is by train.  I always enjoy the people I get to meet and watch.

I watched a fairly humorous exchange on the dining car, where three separate rough necker types heading to western North Dakota were being barraged by the more typical train folk about the environmental impact of fracking.  There was much confusion around the idea that nobody had actual seen any environmental damage.  My favorite quote was a rather exasperated “but there has to be damage somewhere”.

If you don’t know much about fracking, you should spend some time googling frac sand, very interesting stuff.

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/08/business/frac-sand-mining-minnesota-firms

WI Frac Sand

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s