Not a fan of fracking? Get a temporary tattoo

Critics of the “fracking” process used to extract shale gas will soon be able to express themselves with a temporary tattoo, courtesy of an American eco-stationery line. The United States […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Critics of the “fracking” process used to extract shale gas will soon be able to express themselves with a temporary tattoo, courtesy of an American eco-stationery line.

The United States has seen a boom in fracking for shale gas over the last decade – but it has proved controversial with some communities who worry about the contamination of groundwater supplies.

Now Smock, a New York-based firm has designed a greetings card focusing on the dangers of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing – which comes complete with a fake tattoo saying “Gas and water don’t mix”, by nonprofit group Earthworks.

The group has asked people to post pictures of themselves wearing the temporary transfer usually favoured by children on its blog, Gas & Water Don’t Mix.