Add another state to the list of incidents where hydraulic fracturing is a suspect in contaminated water, sick and dying livestock and human health symptoms: North Dakota

The North Dakota non-profit organization Bakken Watch reports very serious health symptoms in humans, livestock, and pets after nearby hydraulic fracturing. Their website has photos of sick animals, pit leaks, and corroded tanks. As I mentioned in another recent blog post, the North Dakota state legislators admit they are "understaffed and overwhelmed" and "struggling to provide adequate oversight amid an explosion of activity in North Dakota's oil patch." What will it take for states to stop issuing permits that cannot be properly regulated, until they first take care of current problems? And when will someone start investigating this potential contamination of US food supplies? I highly recommend viewing Bakken Watch's YouTube video: