Fracking and the Food System
The oil and gas industry likes to promote fracking as a boon to farmers and rural communities, but the dream often turns into a nightmare.
The oil and gas industry likes to promote fracking as a boon to farmers and rural communities, but the dream often turns into a nightmare. In the United States, fracking has polluted water wells, sickened people and livestock, and reduced available farmland — proving that fracking and a healthy food system are not compatible.
As seen in the United States, the rapid expansion of oil and gas fracking has created significant environmental and public health problems.
Many of these problems are inherent to the practice and cannot be avoided through regulation, which is why fracking should be banned.
Find out more about why we need to:
- Move past the false promises of the oil and gas industry
- Invest in economic development in rural communities that safeguards our food and water
- Develop policies that allow farmers to make a fair living farming on their land, rather than resorting to leasing their farms for polluting energy production.