Earth Doctor / Climate Troubadour

Fracking is Everywhere

Something is going on,  Pennsylvania,      Gmaj7/6
Down on the farm.                                         Am/D9
Governor’s telling me                                    Am/D9
not to be alarmed.                                         Gmaj7  G#dim6 D7  D+5

Animals upside down
From drinking the water,
Families falling down
From breathing the air.                                    Gmaj7/6   G7

Our throats are sore,  Johnny’s stopped reading,  C  Cm
And our noses won’t stop bleeding.             E7sus4  E7
Fracking is everywhere.                                Am D7 D+5  G G#dim6 D7

Benzene and toluene,  carbon tetrachloride.
We’ve got trucks all night, left and right,
And the sky is always bright.
The odor may be strong,  but the economy can’t be wrong.
Fracking is everywhere.  ——               Gmaj7/6  Dm  G7

I’ve got a farm for sale,                               Dm G
Do you want to buy it?                            Cmaj7 / Cmaj6  (2)
I’m moving to Manhattan                         Em  A7
For a little peace and quiet.                        D  D+5

Gotta be careful who you’re talking to,
Down on the farm.
We’ve got gag orders, no tape recorders,
Better use your charm.

‘Cause the judge says that it ain’t legal,
Walking ‘round, talking to people.
Fracking is everywhere..

Animals losing feathers and hair,
We’ve got chemicals in the water, in the soil and in the air.
And it’s going in your food, and I hope you like it barbecued.
Fracking is everywhere.

©Doug Hendren 2016

What’s it about? Abundant peer-reviewed scientific evidence has shown us that fracking poses very serious threats to our drinking water, and to our public health. The industry claims about the safety of fracking are simply nonsense. Don’t take it from me – read the studies for yourself, and share them!

We simply can no longer allow false industry claims and pseudo-science to dominate public discussions on energy issues. We cannot live without good water. Once contaminated, there is no economically feasible way to restore clean water and soil. Gas and oil obtained by fracking carry a heavy price tag, which is passed on like a huge, permanent tax to us and our children. These are not cheap fuels!

Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why health professionals reject natural gas.
An excellent summary of health risks of fracking, and viable alternatives, compiled by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Yale School of Public Health, Oct 2016: Unconventional oil and gas development and risk of childhood leukemia: Assessing the evidence.

Compendium of Scientific, Medical and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction). Peer-reviewed science assembled by Concerned Health Professionals of New York in collaboration with Physicians for Social Responsibility.


9,442 citizen-reported fracking complaints reveal 12 years of suppressed data.

Livestock Falling Ill in Fracking Regions, Raising Concerns About Food

Pennsylvanians Reiterate Call for Fracking Ban

The Science of Fracking (Animation, 2:44)

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