A Film by Earthworks
Using a cutting edge FLR Thermal Camera, communities in the USA- in partnership with NGO Earthworks- are exposing the invisible fracking pollution caused by the oil and gas industry.
There are over 1 million active oil and gas wells in the US. By putting this camera in the hands of affected communities, Earthworks is helping everyone to see what industry this vast is trying to hide- the cocktail of toxins their operations produce and that damage the health of local people and their environment.
Through their innovative grassroots approach, in just one year Earthworks have compiled almost 150 videos documenting fracking pollution in California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Alongside people’s testimonies of nosebleeds, nausea, headaches and heartache this footage clearly demonstrates that fracking isn’t clean or safe.
Now Earthworks are looking to translate this evidence into real change alongside US citizens. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering national rules limiting methane pollution from oil and gas operations.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, 86x worse for climate than carbon dioxide (CO2). By exposing the pollution Earthworks are moving thousands of people take action and write the EPA demanding stronger rules. To date, more than 30,000 concerned citizens have watched this video calling on the EPA to regulate methane pollution, generating over 10,000 letters directly to the EPA.
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