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Fracking story should be a 'wake-up call'


Date published: 4/15/2014

Fracking story should be a 'wake-up call'

Thank you, FLS, for the reality check on fracking ["'Almost heaven' or fracking hell?" April 6].

You did a first-rate job of showing what this method of gas extraction has done to environment, roads and lives in West Virginia.

Surely even some individuals who've culled cash from fracking agreements will wonder in the end if it was worth it.

In the perennial tug of war between corporate greed and the health of people and the environment, money nearly always has the last word. It will continue to have the last word until the people demand a stop.

Your story--a prize-worthy piece of reporting--is a wake-up call for resolve.

Patricia Kent

Fredericksburg