We Dominican Sisters of Hope stand in communion with all of creation. Unfortunately, we as a global family and nation have too long treated our earth as an object to be used and abused.

Fracking, short for “hydraulic fracturing,” is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing ssures and extract oil or gas. In the United States, fracking is widespread. According to pipeline101.com, the United States has the largest network of energy pipelines in the world, with more than 2.4 million miles of pipe.

As concerns about our natural resources continue to grow, we created a guide to help spread awareness about why fracking is a problem, and inspire you to take action against legislation that supports the extraction of oil and natural gas in this way. In it, we answer FAQs, highlight ways in which we are currently fighting the issue, and present you with a game plan to advocate against the issue on your own time — and in your own community.

We invite you to download this guide, share it with your family and friends, and, most important, take action to protect the health and vitality of our planet.

Download the Guide