Underground water sources in many places are threatened by the pollution produced in certain mining, farming and industrial activities, especially in countries lacking adequate regulation or controls. It is not only a question of industrial waste. Detergents and chemical products, commonly used in many places of the world, continue to pour into our rivers, lakes and seas.

Pope Francis, Laudato Si', 29

Touched by God’s mercy and compassion and fired by the inspiration of the Gospel and Catherine McAuley, Sisters of Mercy advocate, educate and demonstrate against fracking.


Fracking has implications for the human rights to health, water, food, housing, public participation, access to information and cultural rights. The violation of these rights impacts our entire world: from its animals and ecosystems, to communities and individuals.