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Dangers Of Hydrofracking Exposed In New Music Video

Dangers Of Hydrofracking Exposed In New Music Video

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.

Undisclosed fracking chemicals have caused massive pollution of drinking water, gas releases into people’s sinks, and deposited poisons into streams and rivers.

“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. 

In 2005, the Bush/Cheney Energy Bill exempted natural gas drilling from the Safe Drinking Water Act, even though the EPA has agreed that it is associated with drinking water pollution in many states.

“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):

Take Action: Support a repeal of the natural gas industry exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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10:55PM PDT on Sep 20, 2011

Thanks for the info, This is a great way to expose everyone to the truth that oil companies try to hide. The above commenter has a great point-Obama is doing exactly what he did before to deceive millions of voters: blowing smoke up all of America's asses and claiming he will do what needs to be done, again. It worked to get him elected before and he is trying to do it again. Please don't be fooled by a corrupt politician who proved to be a hypocrite the first time he was elected, he did it once and he will do it again.

2:05PM PST on Jan 24, 2011

thanks

3:38AM PST on Jan 24, 2011

Music always makes such wonderful movements... I recommend everyone make a music video... at least once in their life... or a song... sing your heart out!!! OR PLAY IT OUT!

1:36AM PST on Jan 24, 2011

Thank you

11:51PM PST on Jan 23, 2011

thanx

3:27AM PST on Jan 23, 2011

great video,thanks

7:39AM PST on Jan 21, 2011

If the faucet drips does gas build up in the house?If there's a major fire how will they put it out???

6:52AM PST on Jan 21, 2011

Isn't just New York State....try the West where oil and gas rule.

5:35AM PST on Jan 21, 2011

thanks

3:39AM PST on Jan 21, 2011

Many people on these boards sing the praises of President Obama. So why didn't Obama repeal the Bush/Cheney/Big Oil changes to the Land and Fauna acts that cover this and a multitude of other things. Bush/Cheney turned the EPA into a lap-dog.

The EPA recently announced that science is back at the EPA, that may be so (waiting) but it definitely isn't so over at Congress which continues to fund those special interests with the most money to re-elect it's members. Not general interests like clean water and breathable air, like a safe climate, no special interests like making more money out of a country addicted to and dependant on oil for almost everything.

I can't believe Haliburton are are getting away with this already, it's hard to stop a war the government is over committed to, but fracking-up the land and water aquifers — what part of this is acceptable to rational people?

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