"Slick Water" And The Effects Of Fracking
The price of gasoline is certainly low at the moment, a benefit of the world oil glut caused in part by North American oil wells.
But what are the external costs of cheap oil and natural gas? For a Canadian woman named Jessica Ernst, they were intolerably high.
Her home water supply became undrinkable, with the blame falling on gas wells and fracking activity nearby.
Journalist Andrew Nikiforuk covers the oil and gas industry and tells Ernst's story in the book Slick Water.
Andrew Nikiforuk visits to talk about his findings.