11/25/2013 10:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Fracking And What You Can Do About It, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich joined me on Mondays with Marlo to discuss fracking and environmental pollution.

The process of fracking involves drilling into the ground at a high pressure and injecting fracking fluid, in order to fracture shale rocks and release natural gas. It's affecting many states, from Texas to California to upstate New York, and it's creating havoc. According to Erin, if you're concerned about local fracking, you can easily check online for information about how to prevent this spread.

"Lots of communities are starting to take charge, and I like that," said Erin. Many communities push back at the local level, demanding that fracking not take pace in their city.

The most important thing you can do, according to Erin, is to educate yourself on how fracking works, where it exists, and how you can get involved. "Get involved with city council meetings. Be proactive in your own life and your own community," she urged.

See below for more of Erin's accomplishments:

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