Hydraulic Fracturing, AKA "Fracking"
Faith and Fracking
All people depend on clean water and air. As people of faith we are called to protect and care for these gifts from God. Hydraulic fracturing ( "fracking"), in using chemicals to break rock formations and release natural gas has the potential to irreversibly contaminate the waters in which we baptize and which sustain our lives. In addition, fracking has been shown to increase the use of heavy vehicles, in some cases leading to high levels of air pollution and heightened respiratory problems in the surrounding community.
About Our Work
The National Council of Churches works to provide people of faith with information about fracking, and seeks to address the problematic aspects of fracking by being an advocate for sustainable policy choices.
Look for a petition related to fracking to be available here soon.
Click here to learn more about fracking, a process for mining natural gas that uses water, sand, and a mixture of chemicals pumped into the ground at high pressure to break the surrounding rock and release the gas.
For More Information Contact:
Eco-Justice Program Office
National Council of Churches
110 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002