LISTEN: Health scare over backyard fracking in Canada; Locals sue fracking companies in Alberta 9:13 Min. Interviews by David Kattenburg on Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014, World in Progress
Fracking is huge in the Canadian province of Alberta, with tens of thousands of fracking sites, earning companies billions of dollars and securing energy needs. But people living close to fracking sites are concerned about the impact of toxic chemicals used in the process. An increasing number of residents in Alberta suffer from health problems and many go to court.
Interviews by David Kattenburg with Diana Daunheimer, Howard Hawkwood, Patty Pickup, Gary Tressider, Darin Barter with the AER, and Dr. Richard Musto, medical officer of health for Alberta Health Services.