Fracking update: Links to recent reports on the connections between fracking, farming, and health


by Kerry Trueman

photo: The Marcellus Shale; photo source: NRDC Switchboard Blog


The practice of hydraulic fracturing, aka "fracking," is a controversial method of extracting natural gas which poses a serious threat to our farmlands and surrounding communities. Evidence is mounting that fracking and farming may be simply incompatible. With new stories about the perils of fracking in the news every day, it's hard to stay on top of it all. So, here's a few links to some of the best recent reporting on the subject, plus a highly informative and lively short video from Gaslands director Josh Fox, "The Sky Is Pink," and a press release from Ithaca-based Gimme! Coffee about their brand new blend, "Fracktivist":

Taking a Harder Look at Fracking and Health

The Surprising Connection Between Food and Fracking

Fracking the Amish

A Clash in Pennsylvania Over Fracking and Water Tests

150+ NY Chefs Urge Cuomo to Ban Fracking

The Sky Is Pink

Gimme! Coffee Releases New Fracktivist Organic Blend

View more resources in FSNYC's December Fracking Update