Fracking is a new method of extracting natural gas that has upended the world energy markets and has sparked controversy world-wide. Iain Stewart of the BBC examines the issue in depth, interviewing both supporters and opponents of the drilling method. Supporters maintain that fracking has unearthed a treasure trove of energy resources that has freed the countries that allow it from sources in the Middle East and other volatile areas of the world. Fracking has resulted in a lowering of the cost of energy, much to the benefit of countries where it is taking place, But some local communities and environmental activists worry about the long term effects of fracking, especially on the water supply. The viewer of the video will learn about the issue and decide for him or herself whether the fastest growing method of energy production is worth it.