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by Crystal Wiltshire
Categories: Causes, Environment
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David Letterman held nothing back last week when he voiced his concerns over fracking, calling the oil companies greedy, he plainly explained to America, “we’re screwed.”

The Late Show host went on to point out the issues with water contamination as a result of fracking, saying, “The Delaware Water Gap has been ruined. The Hudson Valley has been ruined. Most of Pennsylvania has been ruined. Virginia, West Virginia has been ruined. Colorado has been ruined. New Mexico has been ruined.”

Fracking is a controversial drilling method used for extracting natural gas. It has spread throughout the U.S. in recent years, despite growing acknowledgement of the risks involved. It has come under even more press in New York state recently, were activists are currently fight against reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo may allow fracking to take place in several counties.

Letterman joins fellow commedian, host of Late Night, Jimmy Fallon, who also recently discussed fracking on his show. Fallon joined Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono on stage for a song, titled “Don’t frack my mother.”

Watch the clip on Letterman’s fracking rant below.

About Crystal Wiltshire

Crystal wears her passion for the environment proudly on her sleeve...as well as through the recycling symbol tattooed on her wrist. True story! With a frightening addiction to social media, Crystal posts on 17 networks...& counting. More importantly, as a mom & a woman, Crystal is highly focused on leading by example for her family. She uses her blog, Ideally speaking..., to share funny parenting stories, but also to motivate others into social involvement, healthy living & human equality, writing with an idealistic outlook on life. Connect with Crystal on Twitter.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Surber/505164265 Don Surber

    David Letterman, noted scientist

  • JimTreacher

    Then he jetted off to St. Barts.

  • mgrawl

    Letterman is a loser! Check the ratings. Frack away America. We need the production.

  • Mmm

    There are more expensive safer ways to frack that the oil companies are to cheap to implement! I think there should a be a protected boundary around lakes and rivers and homes…

  • focus503

    it’s not even ‘us’ that has to live without the gas. They using up/destroying all of our water, to send that gas overseas.