Healing the earth means conserving and protecting fresh water – that means saying no, to leaking pipelines and fracking. There is no way to safely fracture formations. Fracking fluids can get into aquifers and groundwater supplies contaminating them with toxins and hydrocarbons. Plus, fracking uses massive amounts of fresh water that is rendered so toxic that it can never be returned to the water cycle.
Pipelines are going to leak and the new products being shipped through them are highly abrasive and volatile – meaning they are highly explosive. they are also very different from crude oil. Oil companies are required by law to clean up oil spills, but they are trying now to say these new products are not oil, therefore, they don’t have to clean them up.