We must preserve land for future generations

Listening and reading the discussion on the pros and cons of fracking certainly does not help me understand the issue. But recently, a statement made by author Matthew Kelly, a religious writer from Australia no less, gave me some clarity. He noted that our Native Americans used to ask themselves how their decision today would affect their people seven generations from now.

The state may find “no harm in fracking” now (to quote a headline in the Jan. 4 News), but what effect will it have on our earth generations after us? There may be cheap gas and jobs for us now, but what are we leaving for our progeny – land that we have fracked until it is useless to them?

Kathleen Andrews