Oh yeah, America, America - land of zero regulation, all hail to thee.
Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats.
The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, which involves the high-pressure injection of a mixture of water, sand and chemical additives into rock formations deep underground. The process, which is being used to tap into large reserves of natural gas around the country, opens fissures in the rock to stimulate the release of oil and gas.
My emphasis. It's so wonderful to know that corporations are looking out for the normal, everyday citizen. The free market will fix anyone who contracts cancer or some other disease by putting them in intensive care with baby monitors to alert the one poorly trained & paid health aide on that floor. Nurses were paid too much, you see, & they didn't fit into Paul Ryan's vision of a free market America. Time to get a passport.
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