Because it’s Earth Month (and I love our environment!), I am making a point of dedicating some of my time to learning new things about environmental issues that we are facing. One issue I didn’t know too much about is fracking so I recently watch a powerful documentary on the subject called “Gasland” by Josh Fox.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid (composed of 500+ hazardous chemicals) into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. It takes an extreme amount of water to do this – 1-8 million gallons of water to complete each fracturing job! While completely this process, gas companies are releasing hundreds of toxic chemicals directly into our water resources, contaminating our underground drinking water in the process.
We are Netflix subscribes and this documentary is available for instant streaming there. I believe you can also watch the full film on YouTube as well. I encourage you to spend some time watching this eye-opening documentary – this is a must-see for every American!