Information was provided on the referendum by Bruce Samuels, with additional resources provided by Ana Garcia Doyle.
Next week's Nov 6 Oak Park ballot includes an important referendum regarding hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Please inform yourself before voting! There are numerous human and environmental safety issues around the practice of fracking.
Here is the referendum question:
"Shall those companies who wish to drill for, or supply, natural gas derived from hydraulic fracking techniques be required to inform residents of Oak Park Township of the hazardous chemicals and risks in the process and be prohibited from supplying natural gas derived from hydraulic fracking to Oak Park Township Customers?" (See all Cook County referrenda here http://www.
cookcountyclerk.com/elections/) 2012Elections/Pages/ AllReferenda.aspx
What is fracking?
Hydraulic fracturing—commonly called fracking—involves pumping a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals into well bores at high pressure to free gas from tight rock formations thousands of feet below ground, according to the Center for American Progress. (http://oakpark.patch.com/
articles/oak-park-fracking-) referendum-hyrdaulic- fracturing
SOME FRACKING RESOURCES
Fracking on Fall Ballot: What You Need to Know (Oak Park Patch)
Hydraulic Fracturing FAQs
com/whats-fracking (Watch this movie at some point if you get a chance!)
Fracking info from Food & Water Watch
Artists Against Fracking, NY Anti-Fracking Appeal to Gov Cuomo
What is Fracking? -- And Why it Matters?
And just for fun: "Don't Frack My Mother" (video - Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon & Jimmy Fallon)