Gallery: Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinog...


When hydraulic fracturing (or fracking – the technique of extracting natural gas from rocks) was thrust into the public consciousness with the release of the 2010 film Gasland, most of the conversation centered around water contamination. Since then, questions have been raised about some of the other byproducts of fracking, including earthquakes, waste disposal, and now, air emissions. A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health reveals that emissions from fracking sites contain known carcinogens and other harmful chemicals.

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  1. FrackNation March 22, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    There are risks and rewards to every type of energy production–“green” energy included. But the risks of fracking are being dramatically and irresponsibly blown out of proportion by films like “Gasland” and the mainstream media. Have you heard from the hundreds of people who live with fracking in their backyard…and support it? No. Because the media ignore them. We didn’t. Here’s the first clip from our upcoming documentary:

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