Non-profit organization Justice Through Music, joined again with the band Op-Critical in a release of a new music video called “Freakin Frackin,” about the extreme environmental damage caused by hydrofracking.
Citizens around the country have begun opposing hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking), which is the process of drilling into shale beds, injecting massive amounts of dangerous and poisonous chemicals, and breaking the shale to release natural gas deposits.
“We felt like it was important to write a song and release a video about the dangers of fracking to support Gasland and educate young people around the country about this issue,” said Op-Critical’s Storm.
“The oil companies have done a good job of hiding these dangers until recently, and spent a lot of money buying off and deceiving vulnerable people for use of their land,” Storm continued. “But now, those people are fighting back after getting sick, losing property value and watching their farms die off. We want to give them support so that politicians will revoke the immunity of the oil companies that have, once again, polluted the environment. It’s time to end fracking and put the health of people and the environment over the profits of Big Oil.”
Watch the full music video below (contains language that may be offensive to some):
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