Deep in the Kalahari desert, the world’s largest elephant population is at risk of extinction due to the expansion of fracking. The gas industry’s plans for growth worldwide places even more protected areas in danger.
When fracking quietly invades some of the world’s most preserved locations, like national parks, the environmental consequences are only part of the issue. An investigative team traveled to Botswana, South Africa, Alaska, and North America to learn about the real cost of the “cheap” gas. The team spoke with experts, campaigners, and affected communities to reveal the devastating impact of the much-touted benefits of fracking. The world is not prepared for the environmental and social devastation that comes with gas expansion.