Methane released from fracking is terrible for the climate. In Texas, it’s also hurting people’s health.

In the summer of 2018, Nexus Media took part in Freedom to Breathe, a cross-country tour that explored how climate change intersects with the racial, social and economic challenges that Americans face every day. We saw firsthand how fossil fuel pollution and extreme weather are damaging communities across the United States, and how ordinary people are organizing to combat the problem.

In Texas, methane leaking from fracking sites is not only heating the planet. It’s also making people ill. Locals have reported headaches, nosebleeds and respiratory problems, and they are calling on fossil fuel companies to clean up their act. Find out more in this video.

Nexus Media is a nonprofit climate change news service.