More than a mile below ground level
a million-plus gallons of water,
sand and chemicals blast through shale rock.
At CEO/government levels
it sounds good: clean, low-cost, natural
gas; energy independence; jobs!
They say the playing field is level
and they promise to level with us.
But eminent domain rights usurp
private property. Noise levels, dust
and toxic fumes devastate our health.
Hydraulic fracking scars earth and sky
on countless levels, depleting and
degrading precious water supplies.
Goodbye gardens, wetlands, dragonflies.