Fracktopia – A documentary produced by the University of Michigan College of Engineering

The techniques of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and horizontal drilling have come together over the past decade to change the American energy landscape. Now more and more researchers are looking into the potential risks the technologies could pose to the environment and human health. This documentary includes a visit to Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania — one of the earliest epicenters of shale gas drilling.   Website:

Fracking explained in five minutes.

Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter.

Understanding Fracking, presented by Joe Curry

Joe Curry, a professional water well driller from Michigan and member of the Michigan Groundwater Association, speaks about fracking.

Fracking: Things Find a Way

Watch this video to learn how the more oil and gas companies frack, the more trouble is finding ways to happen.

Hydraulic Fracturing 3D Animation

This 3D animation shows the hydraulic fracturing process (fracking or hydrofracking).

Industry Video: Animation of Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)

Note the use of words like “virtually”, “typically”, “generally”, and “few” as in “pumping a mixture of water and sand, plus a few chemicals”.

Is Your Water at Risk from Fracking?

Our drinking water is at risk from toxic chemicals that can leak in as a result of fracking.

 What is Fracking?  National Geographic video (approx. 2 minutes)

 The Fuss Over Fracking.  Time Magazine Video (approx. 8 minutes),32068,876880045001_2062814,00.html