Food & Water Watch
Published on Jun 21, 2018
Fracking doesn’t just fuel power plants, it also provides raw materials to the petrochemical industry. While the public health threat posed by drilling grows more severe every day, the refining of petrochemicals is also an incredibly toxic process. We also know that much of this plastic ends up in our oceans threatening ecosystems and the environment. This webinar is sponsored by Food & Water Action, Progressive Democrats of America, People Demanding Action, and National Nurses United. It features speakers from Food & Water Watch, Uwchlan Safety Coalition and Texas Environmental Justice Advocate Services as well as biologist and author, Sandra Steingraber. We examine how the petrochemical industry drives fracking, the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure, and the transatlantic trade of toxic chemicals.