#writephoto — They Said

ECF11CEF-DFCA-4C37-A677-C7328CE62586They said it would revive our local economy.
They said it would create new jobs.
They said it would improve our lives.

They said it wouldn’t contaminate our drinking water.
They said it wouldn’t pollute our air.
They said it wouldn’t contribute to the greenhouse gases that cause climate change.
They said it wouldn’t trigger earthquakes.

They lied to the members of the town council.
They lied to the county commissioners.
They lied to the state legislators.
They lied to the state environmental protection agency.
They lied to the journalists covering the story.
They lied to the people who live in the area.

Their engineers lied.
Their geologists lied.
Their executives lied.

They were from the oil and gas industries.
They were talking about fracking.
Fracking did everything they said it wouldn’t do.
Fracking didn’t do anything they said it would do.

Fracking lined their pockets.
Fracking killed our town.

Written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt.

10 thoughts on “#writephoto — They Said

  1. Michele Jones March 22, 2019 / 5:45 am

    They say if you believe it it isn’t a lie. So you can see how they convinced themselves.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hélène - Willow Poetry March 24, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    Yep, fracking shame.

    Liked by 1 person

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