Hydraulic fracturing wells, Colorado and New Mexico

A gas processing plant built in front of a cemetary in Bloomfield New Mexico. “At least these folks are already dead”, explains Sug McNall, a community activist who fears the site may be polluting a nearby secondary school. Hydraulic fracturing has created America’s energy boom, but it has also created major environmental problems that are only now being fully researched and understood. Throughout the country “fracking” has local communities up in arms over highly dangerous airborn pollutants, and reasearchers from NASA, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Assosciation (NOAA) and the University of Colorado are confirming that massive amounts of Methane and other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are being released at levels between 2 and 5 times higher than Environmental Protection Agency estimates.

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