I had no idea fracking in the U.S. had already metastisized this far. And, BTW, just two days ago, a report in theguardian said that fracking can cause major earthquakes. Thanks to Rahel for the pointer.
On this map you can retrieve two types of information: the US rivers in blue and the main US fracking areas superimposed in red. This map is from the documentary Gasland.
There is just one thing I would say about this terrifying map: Be careful if you live in a red area, your tap water may be contaminated and poisoned by the chemicals and other toxic substances used for fracking and described in the following report: Chemicals Used In Hydraulic Fracturing.
Just to clarify, NOT ALL OF THESE RED AREAS ARE CONTAMINATED, but they have a higher risk of contamination due to a high concentration of fracking activity. I am concerned about the impact that fracking has on water. But as someone already wrote me in an e-mail: ‘it’s complete hyperbole to claim that all people who live in a red area on this map will jeopardize their health if they drink their tap water.‘ If you live in one of these areas, you should of course be concerned. Look at your city’s water quality or test your water yourself.
This is the Gasland trailer.