This unsettling image shows how communities living near fracking wells in the US can be affected: an up-close-and-personal way to illustrate the negative impacts of a widespread fossil-fuel technology.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Lynn Buehring wears a breathing mask outside her home in Karnes County. She lives with her husband in the middle of three different hydrofracking wells that have been flaring since 2011. She is suffering from severe reactions to the chemicals and Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) gas released from the wells. Her entire life has been turned upside down. A retirement place on a quiet country road has now become a nightmare. She has to wear a respirator whenever the winds blow in her direction. She is suing Marathon Oil for relief.