The Faces of Fracking
I just want to leave and get away from this, as far as I can.
Rich Waters, a videographer and photographer, has created “The Woodlands,” a video of Butler County residents sharing the impacts of fracking on their lives, health, water, and more. Many have lost their health and animals to the chemicals in their water and land from fracking. Others are trying to leave the homes they love for their families’ safety, but finding it near-impossible because fracking has destroyed the value of their homes. And the people in this video are just from one rural county out of the many that sit over Marcellus shale.
The film is being distributed by Nature Abounds, “an emerging national non-profit bringing people together for a healthy planet,” who has generously given us permission to share it on our blog.
POW’s “Water LOVE” Fund has been filling the water buffaloes of these residents with clean water once a month since March. You can help donate funds for water through the “CLEAN WATER NOW FOR BUTLER COUNTY, PA” button on the right side of the website. The need for clean water is urgent and constant in fracking-affected areas. As Janet McIntyre said in a phone conversation yesterday,
“That’s why they desperately need the buffalo [filled]–they have no other way of getting water.”