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Although natural gas plays a vital role in our economy, the hydro-fracking of oil and gas wells is quickly proving to be highly toxic to the bio and atmos spheres. That’s why several communities have banned fracking in their areas. Fracking is a largely unregulated process of injecting poisonous chemicals, explosives and high pressure into deep gas wells to increase production. The recent explosion of fracking is a widespread source of pollution and causes hidden damages to water, earth and air. Tune in to hear why opponents see hydro-fracking as an unfolding environmental disaster driven by consumer habits and what we can do about it.

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Rising Tide
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