Meriem Cherquaoui was given a writing assignment in Katherine Cohen’s 7th Grade English class at the Greenbergh Elemenatry School in Northeast Philadelphia recently. She wrote about fracking. I wanted you to hear through the eyes of a 12 year old:
“Did you know the average American spends more money on gas that is brought in from unsafe countries, while the US has natural gas reserves underground? Fracking will make the US more secure. Think about how much better it would be not to have to worry about the risks of receiving oil from other countries that may have unstable governments. This is making the US safer.
Thank you Meriem for saying it so well. Sometimes, there’s far more wisdom through the simple eyes of a child … than from the unproductive babbling by unaware adults.