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Fracking Gone Wrong: Finding A Better Way
Fracking.
Fracking is a dangerous way of getting oil and gas and a shortsighted energy strategy. It's poisoning our air and water. We can find a better way—one that protects our health and gives us clean, safe energy sources that never run out.
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Pennsylvania and Fracking

Frack Target: Marcellus Shale

Water Resources at Stake: Delaware River, Monongahela River, Susquehanna River

Gas drilling in Pennsylvania has skyrocketed in recent years. And along with the gas rush have come disastrous industrial accidents and poisoned drinking water - earning the state a reputation in the region for gas development gone wrong. Communities fighting to keep their water and air clean and state forests intact have their work cut out for them: Governor Tom Corbett accepted nearly $1 million from oil and gas companies during his political campaigns and since assuming office in 2011, promptly began repaying his benefactors by cutting down on environmental enforcement and oversight of gas drilling activities.

Below is a map of some of the high profile incidents ("fraccidents") related to the country's gas drilling boom that have already occurred in and around Pennsylvania. Click on any fraccident to learn more.


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