David Letterman used his late night talk show as a platform to take on the oil and gas industry last night. For nearly two minutes, Letterman ranted about fracking and its potentially disastrous environmental effects.
In their effort to "suck every last ounce of oil and gas," Letterman chastizeed oil and gas companies for the public health threat they're creating:
"[They're] injecting the substrata of our planet with highly toxic, carcinogenic chemicals which seep into the aquifer and hence into the drinking water of Americans. 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. They're poisoning our drinking water."
Abruptly concluding his diatribe, Letterman bluntly stated, "Ladies and Gentlemen, we're screwed."
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