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My Water’s On Fire Tonight – The Top 5 Takeaways


My Water’s on Fire Tonight is an enormously creative rap video about fracking. Time Magazine named it the No. 2 most creative video of 2011. Fracking is a natural-gas extraction process that is an alternative to oil, but can also be hard on the environment and local water safety.

Here are the top 5 takeaways from “My Water’s On Fire Tonight”

1. Toxic Chemicals like benzene are in the water used to frack. This water can get into the water supply. Sublette, WY was the first site for groundwater contamination.

2. Drillers do not have to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

3. The EPA is not able to investigate the process further and so it falls to the states. The states do not have the money needed to investigate the consequences of fracking.

4. The methane released is hard to contain and it gets into the air and water. Methane is a greenhouse gas that can lead to climate change.

5. There needs to be increased regulatory control over fracking.

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