Do you know what fracking is? Fracking is a method of extracting natural gas from deep shale deposits from within the earth.Â You can learn all about the process here, What is Fracking?Â Now I am sure we can all agree that more energy is needed, but the process of extracting natural gas by fracking has the potential to cause great environmental damage, because of the high pressure water and chemicals used during extraction.Â A number of my blog friends got together to start a grass roots campaign at BloggersInspiringChange.org to educate the public on what fracking is and the damage it could cause.Â They just released this video on the subject, which describes the dangers and what you can do to help.Â Check it out below, and share it with your friends and neighbors!
Â Bloggers and Celebrities Unite to Educate Public On the Effects of Fracking
Participants Include Ed Begley Jr, Raphael Sbarge, Lee Allport, Marianna Nichols, Nichol Haskins, Jackie Pletsch, and The Mom Bloggers of ErieRising.com
(Los Angeles, CA August 21, 2012)- Bringing together the voices of actors and celebrities such as Ed Begley Jr. and Raphael Sbarge with bloggers and online influencers, BloggersInspiringChange.org and ErieRising.com have created a PSA to help educate the public on exactly what fracking is and how it can harm their communities.
â€œFracking is a method of natural gas extraction that has the potential to poison our families. However, few people even know itâ€™s happening, and that means there is something wrong with this situation,â€ said Lee Allport, Creator of BloggersInspiringChange.org.
“I’m so happy to be a part of the initiative,” said Raphael Sbarge, an actor and founder of the environmental awareness organization Green Wish. “Fracking is of great concern to those of us in the environmental movement, so it’s so wonderful to take part in a grassroots effort led by many of those most directly affected by the practice. These are the voices that need to be heard.”
Beyond this PSA, BloggersInspiringChange.org and the various participants ask that viewers at home get involved in fighting fracking in their communities by writing to your elected officials or supporting organizations such as http://www.ecowatch.org.
The PSA can be viewed online here http://youtu.be/qX8OBdiWyz8. For additional information on Bloggers Inspiring Change, please visit http://www.