Why fight against fracking could determine Earth’s future

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As obscure as the war against fracking is in Boulder County — it gets front-page headlines less often than marijuana and a bad football team — the oil-drilling practice is even less well-known across the country.

But it might be the biggest battle of our time, writes Ellen Cantarow. In fracking-heavy areas, particularly upstate New York, activists and towns are using every tool at their disposal to block the drilling practice, which injects tons of chemicals into the earth, putting groundwater at risk and polluting the air.

Cantarow has provided a thorough overview of the war over fracking. See the story at The Nation.