Ample oil, no water.

Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty.  The Texas Fracking Dust Bowl has begun.

Barnhart, Texas

In the small town of Barnhart, Texas the double impact of climate change and fracking have literally dried out the town’s water supply. In less then two years fracking companies used over 8 million gallons of fresh water leaving the town dry.

It is estimated that by year’s end another 30 small Texan towns will see their water wells go dry due to fracking.

The battle over water has well begun, and has been reported all over the world, including an in-depth article in The Guardian.  And not just in Texas – places as far away as New Bruinswick Canada, Sussex England, and South Wales UK are also battling the oil companies coming in to steal the water of life from the land and all its creatures.

Texas-Drought-Fracking

The strategy of Deep Green Resistance starts by acknowledging the dire circumstances that industrial civilization has created for life on this planet. And that these circumstances should be met with solutions that match the scale of the problems.  This is a vast undertaking but it needs to be said:  it can be done.  Industrial civilization can be stopped.

The task of an activist is not to navigate systems of oppressive power with as much personal integrity as possible; it is to dismantle those systems.  Will you join us?

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