The United States is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling boom that is devastating our air, water, land and communities. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney at Earthjustice's Northeast Office, is a nationally recognized expert on the environmental impacts of natural gas development.
In a virtual briefing given in September 2011, Ms. Goldberg spoke about the United States' natural gas boom, its impacts on the environment and our communities, and Earthjustice's campaign to clean up and regulate the natural gas industry.
Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is a controversial drilling technique that injects millions of gallons of chemically treated, toxic water underground at high pressures to fracture rock formations and release natural gas deposits inside the rock.
Fracking-driven gas development is poisoning our water, and threatening our health, land, wildlife and air. And it's happening in thousands of communities across the United States at an alarming rate with totally inadequate environmental protections in place.
Learn more at: Fracking Gone Wrong: Finding A Better Way.