At ArkansasFracking.org, our mission is to inform the public of the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as "fracking or frac'ing". There are also dangers with other phases of oil and gas production like drilling and waste disposal. We are working for a temporary moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Arkansas until proper studies can be done, regulators are properly staffed and trained, and regulations are drastically changed to ensure safety for the public and the environment.
There is no doubt that some of the residents of this great state have benefited from employment in this industry and/or from royalties they are paid from the leasing of their minerals. This income has helped Arkansas.
While this is an economic, environmental, and therefore political issue, above all it is a human health and human rights issue. Some people benefit from this industry while others are negatively impacted. Water contamination, air pollution, noise, light, odors, road damage, nuisances, property rights violations, negative effects on businesses, and other problems are common complaints from area 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, some of the food that people eat, and the air people breathe may come from within the Fayetteville Shale area.
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 that is currently in production.
We work with area residents, industry employees, industry regulators, government officials, and other grass-roots organizations to help eliminate negative impacts.
We conduct research through various avenues. We do web research, interviews, pictures and video, as well as water and air testing.
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