Meet The Frackers

Michael Brissenden 2012 26:58

Spreading beneath Southlake in Texas, and a chain of other areas throughout, is an oil and gas rich Eldorado called the Barnett Shale field. Mining and energy companies are literally stampeding for a piece of the action with gas drilling and wells sweeping across the United States.

Meet The Frackers travels through North America’s suburban heartland to show the impact of a process called fracking, which is taking place on a panoramic scale. The parallels apply to Australia and elsewhere, where fracking is also spreading rapaciously with the drive to exploit sources such as coal seam gas. There’s many warnings to be heeded from the ecological impact that’s already been catastrophic throughout the United States, as one can see…