Is our sky pink? Josh Fox, Fracking, and Dirty Engergy
The Sky Is Pink by Josh Fox
Josh Fox does a follow-up documentary to his hit Gasland about the propaganda & misinformation that the hydraulic fracking industry puts out. He refutes the claims that fracking is clean & safe by the industry.
Here are the hard FACTS behind this documentary in case you wanted to refute the claims yourself.
Ever heard of fracking?
If not, you are not alone. However, be warned: once you learn about this dirty energy you'll become angry, you might become a little frightened, but most of all we hope you'll become involved, because communities across the country are counting on us.
So what is fracking, and who is getting fracked?
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. First, deep wells are drilled straight down through the aquifer. Next, millions of gallons of water laced with chemicals are pumped down, breaking apart the rock and freeing trapped natural gas along with other dangerous materials.
There are more than 27,000 wells in the US and each well uses 1-8 million gallons of water and 80-300 tons of chemicals each time it's fracked. However, only 4 states have robust drilling rules in place. Can you believe that the fracking industry remains exempt from Clean Water, Safe Drinking Water and Clean Air Acts, hazardous waste disposal, and other federal regulations?
Not only are companies dodging regulation and pumping a toxic cocktail of chemicals into the earth, but fracking operations are contaminating major water sources, speeding up climate change, and polluting our air. Communities across the country are living with these devastating impacts of fracking; that's why communities in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and other states are demanding that fracking be banned. In fact, Vermont has already banned fracking in the state.
Something has got to change.
Believing that this way of extracting natural gas is one of the dirtiest ways to produce energy, Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon started the Artists Against Fracking campaign. The effort is bringing together a group of nearly 200 artists, musicians, and filmmakers who are raising awareness of this dirty energy and rallying public support for clean alternatives. Their fight is starting first with a nationwide push to pressure New York Governor Cuomo to permanently ban fracking in the state. Join the movement by sharing this video with your friends.