Published on May 26, 2015
Fractured Earth: The Pennsylvania towns polluted and poisoned by Shale Gas extraction Inside The Shale Gas Boom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kj35… Shell’s Controversial Patagonian Fracking Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR6nL… Subscribe to Journeyman for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=68652&b… 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. Wild Dog Ltd – Ref 6453 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world’s most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world’s top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you’ll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.