Is Fracking Contaminating US Livestock?
Matt Bewig, AllGov
Excerpt: "Livestock in areas where hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) is occurring are getting sick and dropping dead in alarming numbers."
From the article: “Although there have been few cattle deaths so far, some institutions that specialize in risk management have begun to see the pattern and take action. For example, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, which sells agricultural insurance, has announced that it will not cover damages related to fracking, and Rabobank, the world’s largest agricultural bank, is said to no longer sell mortgages to farmers with gas leases. Some farmers whose land sits atop the Marcellus shale are migrating to land outside that fracking zone, causing shifts in land prices.”