Promises from dirty energy companies to homeowners of easy money are quickly replaced by a nightmare of drinking water contaminated with toxic fracking chemicals and giant gas flares spewing toxins into the air next to houses and schools.
A topic of controversy for the last number of years, hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking) has become a serious concern among citizens. In this interview, Barbara Arrindell shares the 101 on natural gas exploration.
Like the recent decision by the Obama administration to delay the Keystone XL pipeline, the Delaware River Basin Commission vote was hardly an indictment of extreme carbon-based extraction that poisons water.
The month of June witnessed a number of major fracking-related events by different states in the U.S. This cluster of events underscores just how quickly the natural gas extraction method is expanding and how controversial it remains.