In this excellent article, farmer, writer and mother Laura Grace Weldon looks at the issue of fracking and how it is likely to affect families, businesses and the natural world in her neighbourhood of rural Ohio. Obviously some of the issues she discussed are particular to the United States, but most are universal and particularly important in any farming region. It’s a well-written, thoughtful and balanced piece, with plenty of pictures and links to further sources of information. Click on the link below to read it now.
(The photo above left shows the Weldon family, from Laura Weldon’s blog Bit of Earth Farm)