Fracking The Eagle Ford Shale: Big Oil And Bad Air On The Texas Prairie

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Deep in the heart of South Texas, new oil and gas wells are appearing seemingly everywhere. The region is called the Eagle Ford Shale and it’s the location of the largest energy booms in the world.

But it may be a bust for local residents who fear for their health.

In this original documentary, reporter Jim Morris of the Center for Public Integrity visits the people most affected by the boom and explains the science of why they may be in danger.

This investigation was a collaboration among InsideClimate News, The Weather Channel, and the Center for Public Integrity.

Read the full story here: stories.weather.com/fracking

Executive Producers: Greg Gilderman, Neil Katz, Shawn Efran
Editor: Faisal Azam
Writers: Greg Gilderman and Jim Morris