The Hallowich family’s gag order is only the most extreme example of a tactic that critics say effectively silences anyone hurt by fracking. It’s a choice between receiving compensation for damage done to one’s health and property, or publicizing the abuses that caused the harm.
Imagine the horrible choice gas frackers force on families.
- Save your family and keep quiet, OR
- Save neighbor families and lose everything.
But you can’t save both. How would you choose?
Hopefully we’ll never face that choice, if we can stop fracking. The families that know it must be stopped can’t stop it. What can we do?
- Speak up against fracking. Do everything to get bans on new drilling, locally and nationally. (France outlawed it.)
- Reduce or eliminate your use of natural gas. Switch to an electric-renewable energy source for home heating. No more gas or oil at home!
Want to learn more? Watch “Gasland” or “Gasland Part 2”.