H.R. 1380: New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011. To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage alternative energy investments and job creation.
But what does such a “green” sounding bill have to do with fracking and destroying farmland?
House Resolution 1380, given the feel-good moniker of the “New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act ” or “NAT GAS Act,” was announced on Wednesday, April 6, in the U. S. House of Representatives. The bill is 24-pages long and rewards the fracking industry with tax credits and products to help “drive” consumption. The bigger the vehicle, the more tax credits given.This initiative to expand the controversial fracking process — which has already resulted in contaminated wells and rivers and even ignitable tap water for some — is being spearheaded in Congress by Reps. John Sullivan (R-Oklahoma), Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma), John Larson (D-Connecticut), and Kevin Brady (R-Texas). The bill has 77 co-sponsors, with 40 Democrats in support, and 37 Republicans, from 33 different states. http://truthout.org/fracking-insiders-score-big-new-gas-bill-americans-not-told-true-costs-massive-drilling-plan/1302246
Without water, life is not possible. Poison the water, and you poison all life that depends on it. And just who do we have to thank for this? None other than Dick Cheney and Halliburton. And the chemicals that are used are evidently kept secret. That is, until they show up in your drinking water and you run tests to find out why you are getting sick every time you bath, or take a drink, and why the fish in your pond are dead, wildlife is gone, and your crop dies.