Check out our new interactive photo tour map of fracking in the Rocky Mountain West!
Click on the image below and see firsthand what fracking is looking like on the ground, what’s it’s doing to the iconic American West, and what’s at stake if we can’t overcome this onslaught from the oil and gas industry. If you really want to dive in, download the .kml file, open it up in Google Earth, and explore away (and by the way, for the more GIS minded, Google Earth Pro–which comes with way more data handling capabilities–is now free).
The vast majority of oil and gas development occurring in the Rocky Mountain West is happening on public lands. Although our public lands are an immense national treasure, they are sadly being industrialized. Worse, this development is fueling unprecedented releases of greenhouse gases, including from methane leaks. WildEarth Guardians is working to keep our public lands frack-free in order to safeguard the climate and protect our future.
This is a work in progress, we’ll keep posting photos as we get ’em and refining the map as we go. In the meantime, enjoy!