Our mission is to educate the public on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as "fracking." There are also dangers with other phases of oil and gas production like drilling and waste disposal. There is no doubt that some residents of this great state have benefited from employment in this industry and/or from royalties from the leasing of their minerals. Yet, while some benefit, others suffer.
This is an economic, environmental, and political issue, but above all it is a human health and human rights issue. Water contamination, air pollution, noise and light pollution, odors, road damage, property rights violations, negative effects on local businesses, and other problems are common complaints from are residents.
These problems not only impact the people in the area, but their pets, their livestock, and their crops. Wildlife and plants in the area are also affected. The effects are not confined within the Fayetteville Shale area, as the water people drink, the food that people eat, and the air people breathe may come from within the Fayetteville Shale.
ArkansasFracking.org is a project of Earthways Foundation.
We focus on public awareness through this website, public presentations, media interviews, reports, social media, and a documentary which is now available online.
We work with area residents, industry employees, industry regulators, government officials, and other grass-roots organizations to help eliminate negative impacts.
We have conducted research on air quality, which has been peer-reviewed and published, and are currently researching effects to public drinking water through GIS and mapping.
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