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My Water’s On Fire Tonight [Video]

My Water’s On Fire Tonight [Video]

As activists gear up for Sunday’s Keystone XL Pipeline action, featuring Robert Redford and Julia Louis Dreyfus among the thousands of Tar Sands drilling opponents to surround the Whitehouse, fracking, another harmful fossil fuel technology has been making the news.

Recent  reports reveal that hydraulic fracturing, a form of natural gas drilling that involves injecting toxin-laden water deep underground, may have been responsible for earthquakes in England and Oklahoma and the Environmental Protection agency announced that it will investigate the drilling method’s impact on drinking water.

So, it seemed like a good time to revisit a little video that first went viral back in May: My Water’s On Fire Tonight.

“My Water’s On Fire Tonight” is a product of Studio 20 NYU in collaboration with ProPublica.org. The song is based on ProPublica’s investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling.

Take Action

Oppose hydraulic fracturing in Ohio by signing Say No to Fracking: Ohio’s Health and Environment is Not for Sale and put the Earthjustice petition over the top by signing Tell the EPA: Reduce Fracking Air Pollution, which is almost at its goal.

And, if you are in the Washington DC area, it’s still not too late to sign up for the Tar Sands action scheduled for 2pm on 11/6 at the Whitehouse.

 

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Image screen-grabbed from My Water’s On Fire Tonight video (Creative Commons License)

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8:16PM PST on Nov 19, 2011

Patrick F
it was only 35 to 40 years ago that rivers caught fire from industrial pollution now thanks to fracking your can view it from the comfort of your kitchen sink... Just remember not to smoke when using the bathroom facilities please...
I live in upstate New York and the city's sewage treatment plant had been accepting waste water from the fracking operations down in PA. It was halted as soon as the public heard about it. Sewage plants are not capable of processing all the different chemicals and heavy metals that are the by-products of fracing, I am wondering how much our water supply and water shed was contaminated and how do I get it checked out? I also wonder to what unwitting locales all the waste water is now going:?

7:39PM PST on Nov 11, 2011

This was one terrific video. Fracking for Dummies...I love it! Sharing on Facebook. This video makes it easy to understand why fracking should be discouraged at all costs.

9:19PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

South Africa has lots of sun - go solar, not coal, oil or nuclear.

7:32PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Wot Da Frack!

1:59PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

cool, informative, easy to listen to, and understand
they should show this in schools

8:59AM PST on Nov 9, 2011

Thank you. And thanks, too, to the indefatigable Ruth, who forwards everything to do with fracking!

7:45PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Fracking is insane,the end result is damage to the earth, water,wild life, and at the end humans.How do we get through to these governments,we elect them in.We need to elect them out.Will Julia Gillard listen to what the people want? I dont think so..The end result wont happen in her life time, so why should she care,she has no children.

1:48PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

I can see it now, 30 or 40 years from now,(if we are still here), you will be telling your grandchildren, When I was your age we used to put OUT fires with water, not start them....

1:14PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Money not only talks but it blinds and deafens the greedy as well.

1:25AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

I agree with the message to bad the song SUCKS!!!!!!

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