‘Fractured Earth: Fractured Lives’ (2015) Exposing the Real Price of Fracking/ video
‘Fractured Earth: Fractured Lives’ (2015)
Exposing the Real Price of Fracking/ video. Directed by Andrew Johnstone
Forbidden Knowledge TV
June 14, 2015
Ray Kemble, a resident of rural Dimock, PA, relied on clean water not only for drinking but as an asset to maintain his property values.
After his well began yielding smelly, discolored water, Kemble says that the Secret Service, showed up with a SWAT team to emphasize that hydraulic fracturing had not made the water unsafe to drink.
However, he notes that the government agents refused to drink his water.
A 2012 Environmental Protection Agency report attested to the potability of the water in Dimrock, PA, bolstering natural-gas companies' reassurances to locals that hydraulic fracturing was safe. But the following year, a contrary internal EPA report was leaked, claiming that fracking was doing "significant damage" to the well water on which locals rely.
Corporate spin about how the depths at which fracking for gas occurs as being much deeper and safely below the water table was recently debunked in the 2015 findings of the National Academy of Sciences, whose paper confirmed that, "natural gas and drilling compounds" had contaminated underground aquifers.
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It's America's controversial answer to an energy-secure future. But with questions remaining about damage to the environment and people's health, fracking is causing a major rift across affected communities.
"It's the answer to our local economy, our national economy, our state economy and it is the new foreign policy", says Doug McClinko, County Commissioner of Towanda, Pennsylvania. The area is rich in shale gas and to many like Doug, fracking is the key to a more self-reliant and secure future. In an area where rural livelihoods are under intense strain, the personal incentives for opening the door to fracking is clear: "It puts kids into college". But as global oil prices plummet, ripping profits from under landowners' feet, and more and more residents report severe water contamination, questions are coming to the fore and dividing communities. For Ray Kemble, a notable anti-fracking activist whose water began running green after the wells popped up, the benefits are nowhere to be seen. "They've destroyed my life", he says.
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