Songs have been released protesting against the practice of fracking, described by one anti-fracking group thus : “Hydraulic fracturing, or “Fracking”, is using over 500 toxic chemicals to shatter rock to extract more natural gas from wells, driving profit up. It pollutes our groundwater and the air and is killing us. It is putting profit over the planet. It is time we ban this toxic practice that is harming our planet”.
For example NYU Studio 20 students have created a very creative and informative video to explain fracking complete with backing rap My Water’s On Fire Tonight (The Fracking Song).
Meanwhile singer Dave Rovics has written No Fracking Way, which concludes with a very clear message!
As if the situation weren’t sufficiently unattractive
We tested the water and found it was radioactive
Now my property is worthless and there’s a tumor in my brain
Half of my neighbors are sick, the rest are just in pain
Maybe I should take the money, move off to live somewhere
But all the places I look at, they’re fracking there
Our choices now are simple, lose that which we hold dear
Or communicate the message in a way that’s unstoppably clear
…Tell these frackers to frack off, both tomorrow and today