Wednesday, 03 October 2012 By Zia Swim and Dina Rasor, Truthout | Solutions
While a drilling company with an erratic history and cavalier leadership leverages expansion of its onshore operations with ocean drilling by the risky and increasingly notorious method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, regulators are looking the other way.
In “The Disappearing Delta,” “Fault Lines” investigates the impact of the fossil fuel industry on Louisiana’s disappearing coastline — and examines a new frontier of oil exploration: fracking in the Gulf of Mexico.
A Report from the Center for Biological Diversity - September 2014.
Californians recently discovered that oil companies have fracked more than 200 offshore wells along the state’s southern coast. Offshore fracking blasts water and industrial chemicals into the seafloor at high pressures to crack rocks and release oil and gas.