Fracking is a process that requires harmful chemicals to be injected deep underground into Marcellus and Utica shale formations, the pressure created by this process causes the shale formations to fracture and release natural gas. The chemicals injected into the ground are in liquid form and commonly called “drilling fluid”, the composition of this fluid is an industry secret. The process requires the recovery of this drilling fluid, however 15 to 35 percent of this fluid is left behind. This residual fluid leaches into ground water and contaminating the fresh water supply in the surrounding area. The recovered fluid is then treated for disposal by waste-water treatment plants that were not originally designed to handle these chemicals. Proponents of fracking tell the public the benefits of this process and bury the negative aspects. The energy companies reap large profits while paying a fraction of these profits to the landowners and workers. Energy companies have been exploiting fossil fuels to satisfy the exorbitant energy consumption of the American public at the expense of public safety for decades. Misinformation concerning fracking is prevalent in popular media. Ask Exxon and you will get reports that fracking is perfectly safe. Independent studies tell a different story. The thrust of this presentation will show the detrimental effects of fracking on the environment and consequently public health.