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Kids Speak Up On Fracking

The oil and gas industry tried to silence 7- and 10-year-old siblings with a gag order after their parents sued. But the industry can't silence all children.

Kids Speak Up On Fracking

The fracking industry was caught in August of 2013 attempting to silence 7- and 10-year-old siblings with a gag order.

It's perhaps the most egregious example of an industry-wide campaign to silence its critics. Oil and gas companies force their victims to sign non-disclosure agreements, meaning that the people most impacted by fracking must sacrifice their right to speak out in order to escape from harm.

The news reminded us of a science class presentation we went to a while back. One group of students presented on fracking, and we recorded students' feelings after the presentation. These kids were allowed to speak out, and we wanted to share their words.

Don't let children be silenced. Speak out and spread the word.