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Photos: What Fracking Really Looks Like

Yasha Wallin

Without knowing much about fracking, photographer Nina Berman decided to spend some time in part of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region, a hotbed of fracking controversy, to produce the series "Fractured: The Shale Play.” Berman began calling activists, hoping to get a sense of the communities and knowing the people who feel they have been violated are those “interested in having their story told.” The haunting pictures she shares puts a human face on the devastation that fracking leaves.

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  • John Wynn

    Wow...thank you so much for sharing this story. The photos are absolutely heart-wrenching. The fracking proponents invest millions of dollars in advertising and lobbying efforts that can only be countered by the stories of those whose lives have been devastated by the unscrupulous activities of those involved in this industry.