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From Colorado to New York, hydraulic fracturing or fracking of deep natural gas deposits is proceeding at a frenetic pace. While the energy security benefits and influx of gas field jobs are well publicized, there are horrendous side effects being hidden from the general public.
One of the most disturbing side effects of fracking is the flammable methane that leaches into aquifers and wells. Although the industry denies any connection between drilling and methane release, residents in these areas are only too familiar with the consequences of vast quantities of methane contaminating their air and water. Read More »