Addicted to frack: the dirty gas drilling coming to a field near you

| 7th December 2010
Exclusive film examining the bitter fall out from gas extraction in the US involving a process known as hydraulic fracturing - or fracking. And it's coming to Europe...
 

The gas stored in the Marcellus Shale formation is the subject of desperate drilling to secure US domestic energy supplies. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is the focus of a bitter dispute over environmental damage and community rights as our exclusive film reveals. Click here to read the full investigation

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