Big Oil and Bad Air: Report Exposes Link Between Fracking and Toxic Air Emissions in Texas

27.02.2014 - Democracy Now!

Big Oil and Bad Air: Report Exposes Link Between Fracking and Toxic Air Emissions in Texas
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By Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales. See Democracy Now! for video interview

Residents who live near areas of oil and natural gas fracking have long complained that the industry has poisoned their water with toxic chemicals. Now a new investigation is shedding light on another concern: air quality. The new report, “Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale: Big Oil and Bad Air on the Texas Prairie,” is the result of an eight-month investigation by InsideClimate News, the Center for Public Integrity and The Weather Channel. We speak to David Hasemyer and Lisa Song, two of the reporters who worked on the investigation.

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