US fracking isn’t just bad for the climate. It’s bad for mental health too
Researches show that living near fracking sites can lead to chronic stress and self-reported depression. These effects often relate to systemic problems associated with the industry. About 90% of the people interviewed reported increased, chronic stress related to nearby fracking operations, and 75% reported feeling long-term depression – particularly because of the uncertainty about the impacts and feeling powerless to stop it.