The swift expansion of fracking and its health, environmental and community impacts have demonstrated just how complex this issue is. Fortunately, grantmakers are uniquely suited to help shed light on these complexities and to support better informed policy, practices and public opinion.
In response to growing funder interest, HEFN published a 2012 report to provide funders with an outline of concerns surrounding fracking methods and presents funding strategies being considered or implemented.
This summary of Drilling Deeper is a short, but solid introduction to the concerns about fracking and ways in which philanthropy can address them.
Michael Passoff, Health and Environmental Funders Network