From Green Right Now Reports

Life can be risky along the Houston ship channel, where some poor neighborhoods have ended up blanketed by air pollution — from the highway, the ships and industrial operations.

Hemmed in by industry, abandoned by regulators, the residents of Manchester must worry every day about the health consequences for their children. Consider their story a cautionary tale, because such places are multiplying as the U.S. continues to lean on fossil fuels instead of making a hard turn toward cleaner, greener energy.

Already several towns at the center of the gas fracking frenzy have unwittingly signed up for a similar blight of air and water contamination.

Spend a few minutes with this beautifully filmed piece and you’ll have to consider the price of U.S. consumption, particularly its reliance on petrochemicals.