Fracking and Clean Water Threats


All Americans deserve clean water. So it’s heartening to see People magazine covering one of the leading threats to our rivers and clean water supplies – fracking.

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Living with Fracking | People Magazine

The natural gas drilling technique known as fracking is a hot topic, highlighted by President Obama in the State of the Union address.

At American Rivers, we are alarmed by the threat fracking poses to our drinking water supplies and the health of our rivers and streams. For the past two years, we highlighted natural gas drilling as the leading threat to America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.

The February 6 issue of People introduces us to a family in Pennsylvania whose tap water catches on fire, drawing links to fracking and exploring the controversy.

Learn more about fracking and our rivers, and take action to protect clean water.