The Perils of Fracking

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at COMMIT!Forum 2012, Part 7
Jan 28, 2013 5:00 AM ET
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sat down with Video4Good at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum in New York.  In an extended interview, Kennedy discusses his career in the environmental movement and the impacts of business on the planet.  He explores the roots of environmental problems, analyzes the current situation and offers solutions for creating a healthy, prosperous future for society and the natural world.

In this video, Part Seven of the interview, he discusses fracking and the importance of a strong regulatory structure for enforcing environmental standards in the coal and gas industries.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

There’s a lot of recent data that has come out particularly in the last year, that indicates that the perils of fracking are much greater than anybody first imagined.  And there is over the next five years a 30 percent failure and there is, over the life of the wells, every one is going to fail because concrete crumbles and steel rusts... Read more on the Video4Good blog

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