Friday, 01 March 2013 09:22
‚The OCA announced its opposition today to the reported nomination by President Barack Obama of Dr. Ernest Moniz to serve as the next head of the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE). Moniz has publicly supported “Hydraulic Fracturing” – or fracking – a highly polluting form of oil and gas extraction that involves injecting massive amounts of water, sand and toxic chemicals into the ground to fracture rock in order to extract oil and gas. Moniz is the director of MIT’s Energy Institute, which boasts such Big Oil financial backers as BP, Chevron and Saudi Aramco.
There are more than 600,000 fracking wells and waste injection sites littering the United States, polluting the air and water in rural areas where organic and family farmers are trying to produce healthy food.‘