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[ MUSIC ] >> BOOM. >> WASN'T THAT DRAMATIC... >> THE WAY WE JUMPED INTO FRAME... >> AND LANDED SIMULTANEOUSLY? >> AND NOW... >> IT'S BEDTIME FOR... >> BABY SPENCER. >> YEAH. THAT'S ME. >> NOW, YOU MIGHT THINK YOU SHOULD USE A SMALL TOOTHBRUSH ON A BABY. >> BUT, NOPE, YOU USE ONE LIKE THIS. >> AND YOU DON'T USE TOOTHPASTE. >> YOU USE... >> KETCHUP. >> WHAT? WAIT A MINUTE. NOBODY MENTIONED KETCHUP AT THE CREATIVE MEETING. I DON'T WANNA DO IT. I DON'T WANT IT. OH, NO. [ WAILING ] >> OH. >> OKAY. NOW, BEFORE WE GO, WE WANNA THANK CAMERON JAMES AND HER CREW FROM THE TV SHOW HOLLYWOOD DOWNLOAD. >> WHO ARE HERE TONIGHT DOING A VERY SPECIAL SEGMENT ON OUR LITTLE WEB SHOW CALLED... >> iCARLY. >> iCARLY. >> TILL NEXT TIME. >> TRY NOT TO DO ANYTHING STUPID. >> LATERADE. >> AND WE ARE TRANSPARENT. CLEAR. >> GREAT. >> OKAY, GUYS, THAT WAS FANTASTIC. SO FUNNY. >> OH, THANKS. >> YOU'RE NICE. >> GIBBEH. >> OKAY. I'D LOVE TO INTERVIEW THE THREE OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND THEN TOGETHER. >> YEAH, NO PROBLEM. >> SURE. >> YOU'RE PRETTY. >> AND WOULD IT BE OKAY IF I INTERVIEWED YOUR BROTHER TOO? >> YEAH, OF COURSE. >> CERTAINLY. >> WAIT, I GOT TO MEET THAT GIRL AT PINI'S FOR DINNER. >> WHAT GIRL? >> THE SOCIAL WORKER. >> OH, SHE'S GROSS. >> YEAH, AND DESPERATE. SHE'LL WAIT FOR YOU. >> YEAH. I'LL DO THE INTERVIEW. >> LET'S START IN FIVE MINUTES? >> SURE. COME ON, LET'S GO PRETTY UP HEADS. >> YEP. >> HEY, CAN I BORROW SOME LIP GLOSS? >> NO. >> NO. >> CAMERON, HERE'S YOUR LATTE. >> AWESOME. HEY, WERE YOU ABLE TO SWITCH MY FLIGHT? >> YEP, YOU'RE ALL SET, 9 A.M., FIRST CLASS. >> PERFECT, THANKS. >> UH, HI. >> OH, I'M SORRY, SPENCER. THIS IS MY ASSISTANT, TINA. >> HEY. >> SO TINA JUST LIKE WORKS FOR YOU AND DOES WHATEVER STUFF YOU NEED HER TO? >> YEAH, PRETTY MUCH. >> THAT'S HER JOB. >> SO YOU WANNA HELP ME GET THE KETCHUP OUT OF MY NOSE, HUH? >> I'M SORRY, YOU'LL HAVE TO HIRE YOUR OWN ASSISTANT. >> I JUST MIGHT DO THAT. >> HEY, DID YOU WANNA INTERVIEW ME TOO? >> WHY? >> WELL, 'CAUSE I'M THE TECHNICAL PRODUCER OF iCARLY. >> OH, THAT'S GREAT. YEAH, BUT THIS STORY THAT WE'RE DOING IS REALLY ABOUT THE CREATIVE PEOPLE ON THE SHOW. >> OH. >> BUT, HEY, YOU SHOULD GO TALK TO OUR TECH GUY-- WHAT'S YOUR NAME? >> DUDLEY. >> YEAH, GO TALK TO DUDLEY. >> MY LIFE IS GARBAGE. >> IN 5, 4, 3, 2... [ MUSIC ] ♪ I KNOW, YOU SEE ♪ SOMEHOW THE WORLD ♪ WILL CHANGE FOR ME ♪ AND BE SO WONDERFUL ♪ LIVE LIFE, BREATHE AIR ♪ I KNOW SOMEHOW ♪ WE'RE GONNA GET THERE ♪ AND FEEL SO WONDERFUL ♪ IT'S ALL FOR REAL ♪ I'M TELLING YOU ♪ JUST HOW I FEEL ♪ SO WAKE UP THE MEMBERS ♪ OF MY NATION ♪ IT'S YOUR TIME TO BE ♪ THERE'S NO CHANCE ♪ UNLESS YOU TAKE ONE ♪ AND IT'S TIME TO SEE ♪ THE BRIGHTER SIDE ♪ OF EVERY SITUATION ♪ SOME THINGS ARE MEANT TO BE ♪ SO GIVE ME YOUR BEST ♪ AND LEAVE THE REST TO ME ♪ LEAVE IT ALL TO ME ♪ LEAVE IT ALL TO ME ♪ LEAVE IT ALL TO ME [ MUSIC ] >> HEY, DOES YOUR COUSIN STILL RUN AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY? 'CAUSE I'M THINKING ABOUT HIRING AN ASSISTANT. YEAH, FOR ME. I DO, TOO, HAVE A JOB. I'M AN ARTIST. IT'S NOT FUNNY, JERK-O. YEAH, SEE YOU AT THE WATER PARK. >> GOOD EVENING. TOILET OR URINAL? >> ACTUALLY, I JUST NEED TO WASH MY HANDS. THEY JUST SMELL LIKE CLAMS. >> OH, YOU HAD THE CLAMS. >> NO. >> WELL, WE CAN FIX THAT RIGHT UP. TRY THE FOAM SOAP. I CALL IT FOAP. >> WOW. THANKS. >> SQUIRT ONE AND SQUIRT TWO. >> THANKS AGAIN. >> SO SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD AN IRRITATING PHONE CALL THERE. >> YEAH, I'M JUST TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO HIRE A PERSONAL ASSISTANT. >> OH, YOU MEAN SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP YOU DO STUFF AND GET THINGS DONE? >> YEAH, MOSTLY STUFF AND THINGS. >> WELL, WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO CONSIDER HIRING ME AS YOUR NEW ASSISTANT? >> YEAH, BUT YOU ALREADY HAVE THIS AWESOME JOB. >> I KNOW, AND I LOVE THIS MEN'S ROOM. BUT WHEN OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS, MARTY CARRUTHERS SAYS, "WHO'S THERE? COME ON IN." HARD CANDY? >> WELL, IF IT'S HARD. BUT LISTEN, THIS JOB AS MY ASSISTANT, IT'S NOT GONNA PAY A LOT. >> I'LL TAKE IT. >> OKAY. YOU WANNA START MONDAY? >> I'LL BE THERE AT 6 A.M. >> I DON'T WAKE UP TILL NOON. >> WELL, THEN I'LL WAIT BY THE DOOR. >> WELL, OKAY. >> MAY I SHAVE THE STUBBLE OFF THE BACK OF YOUR NECK? >> PLEASE. [ MUSIC ] >> HI. I'M LISA LILLIEN, ALSO KNOWN AS HUNGRY GIRL... >> FREDDIE. COME HELP US DECIDE WHAT TO PUT ON THE PIZZA. >> ME? NO. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A CREATIVE DECISION. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT LAME, OLD FREDDIE BENSON COULD NEVER BE CREATIVE ABOUT ANYTHING. >> WELL, I'M SURE NOT EVERYONE KNOWS. >> SHH. HEY, YOU GOTTA QUIT BEIN' UPSET ABOUT THE INTERVIEW. >> THAT LADY TREATED ME LIKE I'M USELESS. APPARENTLY, I'M JUST A MONKEY WITH A CAMERA. >> WHOA. COULD WE GET A MONKEY TO WORK THE CAMERA? >> I'M BACK, MR. SHAY. >> OH, HEY, MARTY. DID YOU GET ME THE SMOOTHIE? >> YES, SIR. JUST LIKE YOU ASKED FOR: LARGE, BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE, AND I TOOK THE LIBERTY OF INSERTING YOUR STRAW. >> YAY. GIVE IT. >> WHO'S THAT? >> OH, GUYS. THIS IS MY NEW PERSONAL ASSISTANT, MARTY. >> WE MET IN THE MEN'S ROOM. >> VERY COOL. >> OH. HERE IS A GET-WELL CARD FOR YOUR GRANDFATHER. >> OH. I FORGOT. HE'S HAVIN' THAT FOOT SURGERY ON FRIDAY. >> OH, YOU DON'T NEED TO REMEMBER. THAT'S MY JOB. >> YEAH. HEY, CARLY, DON'T FORGET, YOU'VE GOT TO GO TO YAKIMA ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND TAKE CARE OF GRANDDAD THIS WEEKEND. >> OH, COME ON. YOU CAN'T GO? >> NO. I'M TAKING SOCKO'S STEPMOTHER TO THE MEXICAN RODEO. >> OH, I PICKED UP SOMETHING ELSE FOR YOU. >> WHAT, WHAT DID YOU GET ME? >> A NEW ELECTRIC TOILET SEAT. >> WHOA. IT HEATS UP? >> AND VIBRATES. >> OH, MAN. THAT IS AWESOME. >> JUST THINK OF ME WHEN YOU'RE USING IT. >> OH, I WILL. COME ON, LET'S GO INSTALL THIS SUCKER. >> AFTER YOU, SIR. >> OKAY. WHOO! >> WHOO! >> HEY, IF YOU'RE GOING TO YAKIMA FOR THE WEEKEND, HOW ARE WE GONNA DO iCARLY? >> OH, YEAH. >> YOU WANNA HOST THE SHOW ALONE? >> NAH, I NEED SOMEBODY TO BANTER WITH. >> UH, HOW ABOUT ME? I CAN CO-HOST iCARLY WITH SAM. >> OR I COULD FILL UP A GARBAGE BAG WITH YOGURT AND PUT A FACE ON IT. >> THAT IS HILARIOUS. YOU CAN CALL HIM BAGGLES. >> BAGGLES, I LOVE THAT. >> COME ON! YOU'D RATHER DO COMEDY WITH A SACK OF YOGURT THAN ME? [ MUMBLING ] I CAN BE CREATIVE. I'VE BEEN WORKING ON SOME REALLY FUNNY CHARACTERS AND STUFF. >> OH, MY GOD. NO, NO, NO. >> SAM. >> I'VE DONE STUFF ON THE SHOW BEFORE. >> LITTLE STUFF. >> THAT WE WROTE. >> JUST LET ME HOST THE SHOW WITH SAM ONE TIME. >> OKAY. >> YES! >> WHATEVS. >> YES! THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOME. YEAH-HOO-HOO! >> HAVE BAGGLES STANDING BY. >> YEP. [ MUSIC ] >> HEY. HEY, YOU KNOW ALL YOUR LINES? >> YOU SURE YOU WANNA PLAY A ROBOT? >> HMM, NOT JUST A ROBOT. THE FREDBOT 3000. [ BELL RINGS ] >> I'M HERE. >> WHY? >> MOM, AND WHY'D YOU BRING ALL THESE PEOPLE? >> BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'RE HOSTING iCARLY. >> CO-HOSTING, GET IT RIGHT. >> OKAY, PEOPLE. SHOW STARTS IN ONE HOUR. >> ONE MINUTE. >> OH, CHIZ. >> EVERYONE, THIS IS MY HAIRDRESSER, SUZIE, MY LONELY FRIEND, FRAN, MY THERAPIST, DR. SCHOLL, AND HIS DAUGHTER, COURTNEY. [ QUACKS ] >> COOL GLASSES. >> SHH. SHE HAS VISION PROBLEMS. >> HER VISION PROBLEM IS A CONDITION CALLED BILATERAL OPTIC STENOSIS. >> OH, REALLY? I HAVE THAT TOO. >> YOU DO? >> NO. I WAS JUST TRYIN' TO MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER. WAY TO RUIN IT. >> OKAY. YOU PEOPLE NEED TO SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP. >> WHERE ARE YOUR MANNERS? >> IN MY BUTT. SIT DOWN. >> OKAY. IN 5, 4, 3, 2... >> I AM SAM. >> AND I AM NOT CARLY. >> YES, WE ARE ALL PAINFULLY AWARE. BUT THIS IS STILL, SORT OF... >> iCARLY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> AND NOW, I'M GONNA PRETEND TO BE WAITRESS IN A SKETCH THAT WAS NOT MY IDEA. >> THIS IS THE SCRIPT THAT FREDDIE WROTE. [ QUACKS ] >> HEY THERE, ROBOT. WELCOME TO THIS AVERAGE DINER. WHAT CAN I GET YOU TO EAT? >> DO YOU HAVE PANCAKES? >> YEAH, WE GOT PANCAKES. >> WHO CARES? ROBOTS DON'T EAT PANCAKES. >> EH. >> WELL, ROBOT. YOU SURE TALK CRAZY. >> YES. I THINK MY SOFTWARE MAY BE BUGGY. LET ME CHECK. UH-OH, I DO HAVE BUGS. [ IMITATES BEEPING ] >> SO WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT YOUR BUGS? >> I'M GOING TO PUT THESE ON. >> WHY? >> I NEED TO REBOOT. HEH-HEH. [ QUACKS ] >> YOU REALLY WANNA KEEP GOING WITH THIS? NEXT ON iCARLY, IT'S TIME TO MEET OUR NEW FAVORITE FRIEND. [ SINGING ] ♪ HE'S A BIG SACK OF YOGURT ♪ WITH A FACE >> BAGGLES. WHOO. WHAT'S THAT, BAGGLES? YOU HAVE A SINUS INFECTION? WELL, JUST TRY TO BREATHE THROUGH YOUR NOSE. [ LAUGHTER ] >> THANKS FOR LETTING ME MASSAGE YOU, SIR. >> DID YOU SEE iCARLY TONIGHT? >> YEAH. I THINK BAGGLES IS MY NEW FAVORITE CHARACTER. >> AWESOME. >> OH, I ALSO REALLY LIKED UNFUNNY ROBOT. OH, WAS THE ROBOT SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY? >> YES. >> OH. [ CELL PHONE ALERT ] >> OOH, SIR. YOU JUST RECEIVED AN AUTOMATED TEXT MESSAGE FROM YOUR BANK. >> BANCO LOCO? >> SI, SENOR. IT'S A LOW BALANCE ALERT. >> LOW? I JUST CHECKED IT YESTERDAY. I GOT $11,340 IN MY ACCOUNT. >> NO, SIR. YOU GOT $11.34. >> WHAT? >> SEE RIGHT THERE? SEE THE DECIMAL POINTS? >> DECIMAL POINT? >> THERE. >> THAT'S A DIRT SPOT. >> IT'S A DECIMAL POINT. >> DARN. >> WHAT YOU GONNA DO? PAY THE ASSISTANT YOU DON'T NEED WITH THE MONEY YOU DON'T HAVE? >> COME ON, MARTY. LET'S GO LOOK THROUGH MY DIRTY CLOTHES FOR MONEY. >> I CALL PANTS. >> YEAH! >> I JUST WANTED PEOPLE TO THINK I WAS CREATIVE. >> AND I WANTED A MOM WITHOUT STRETCH MARKS, THAT AIN'T HAPPENIN'. AND, YOU KNOW, TECH STUFF CAN BE SORTA CREATIVE. >> WHAT DO YOU MEAN? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, WEREN'T YOU WORKING ON SOME SORT OF TECHIE 3D CHIZ? >> YEAH. I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO SHOOT VIDEO SO PEOPLE COULD WATCH IT ONLINE IN 3D, YOU KNOW, WITHOUT SPECIAL GLASSES. >> SEE, THAT'S CREATIVE. >> BUT I NEVER COULD MAKE IT WORK. >> WELL, YOU KNOW, AHH... >> I SHOULD TRY AGAIN? >> YEAH, THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE SORT OF ADVICE YOU'D GET FROM SOMEONE WHO CARES. >> HAH! I SWEAR. I'M GOING TO THE KITCHEN TO GET A DRINK AND I'M NOT EVEN WALKING. NO! I'M RIDING MY ASSISTANT. YEAH! WHOA! >> IN 5, 4, 3D, 2... [ BEEPS ] >> THIS IS A SPECIAL iCARLY WEBCAST. I'M SAM. >> GIBBEH. >> TONIGHT, YOU PEOPLE ARE GONNA SEE THE FIRST-EVER iCARLY COMEDY IN 3D. >> SWITCHIN' TO 3D. >> HEY, BOY, PUT THE BASKETBALL THROUGH THAT HOOP. >> WHAT HOOP? >> THAT HOOP. RIGHT OVER THERE. >> WHOO, WHOA. WHOA. IT'S LIKE SAM'S FINGER'S COMIN' RIGHT AT ME. >> SURE IS, SIR. RELAX YOUR TOES. >> OH, SORRY. >> I WANNA EAT IT WITH THIS SPOON. >> WHOA. OH MY GOD. IT'S LIKE I'M ACTUALLY BEING SPOONED. >> CAREFUL, SIR. >> I'M GONNA THROW MARSHMALLOWS IN THAT DIRECTION. >> THIS IS GREAT, EVEN THOUGH MARSHMALLOWS ARE TOTALLY IRRELEVANT TO THE SCENE. >> SPECIAL 3D EFFECTS BY iCARLY'S TECHNICAL PRODUCER FREDWARD BENSON. >> THAT'S ME. [ MUSIC ] >> HEY, DID YOU WATCHED iCARLY? >> WATCH IT? I LIVED IT. DUDE, YOUR 3D EFFECT ARE INSANE. >> UP TOP. >> THAT CAP. >> OW. >> I'M SORRY. I MEANT TO HIT YOUR HAND. >> YEAH, YOU DIDN'T. >> SIR, THERE ARE THREE FRESH PLUMS ON THE TABLE WAITING FOR YOU WITH A BLUE NAPKIN AND A BOTTLE OF DR. GIBBS. >> OH, MAN. THAT IS AWESOME. >> OH MY GOD. SIR, YOU MISSED THE CHAIR. >> I KNOW. IT'S LIKE MY EYES ARE PLAYING TRICKS ON ME. >> HEY, ARE WE'RE GOIN' TO THE SMOOTHIE OR WHAT? >> OH, YEAH. >> WHAT'S GOING DOWN AT THE GS? >> T-BO PUT UP A BIG SCREEN TV SO EVERYBODY COULD WATCH THE PREMIERE OF MY 3D TECHNOLOGY. >> LET'S GO BATHE IN THE GLORY. >> NO ONE WANTS TO SEE YOU BATHE. >> MY CAT LOVES WATCHING ME BATHE. >> LET'S GO. >> HAVE FUN GUYS. >> UH-HUH. [ MUSIC ] >> ALL YOU PEOPLE NEED TO STAY CALM. >> NO, I CAN'T SEE. >> WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR EYES? >> I DON'T KNOW. >> HEY. T-BO, WHAT'S GOIN' ON? >> YOU TELL ME. EVERYBODY'S SITTING AROUND, WATCHIN' iCARLY. NEXT THING, EVERYBODY'S EYES WENT ALL WONKY. >> LIKE SPENCER. >> YEAH. >> IT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING IN THE SMOOTHIES. >> UH... >> AIN'T NOTHIN' IN THE SMOOTHIES! ALL RIGHT? NOTHIN' IN THE SMOOTHIES! >> AH, EVERYONE... >> AIN'T NOTHIN' IN THE SMOOTHIES! >> EVERYBODY, LISTEN UP. HEY! IF YOU WATCHED iCARLY'S 3D WEBCAST TONIGHT, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. AND IF YOU'RE HAVING VISION PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW, RAISE YOUR HAND. OKAY. WELL, OBVIOUSLY, THAT MEANS THAT THERE'S SOME KIND-- [ MUSIC ] WHATCHA DOIN'? >> LOOKIN' ON iCARLY.COM. AND ANOTHER PAGE OF NEGATIVE COMMENTS. >> AT LEAST THERE WASN'T ANY PERMANENT DAMAGE TO ANYONE'S EYES. >> YEAH, JUST TO THEIR STUFF, AND THEIR BIKES AND CARS, AND THE STUFF THEIR BIKES AND CARS RAN INTO. >> OH. >> OKAY. SO I'M JUST GONNA NEED FIRST AND LAST MONTH'S RENT. >> WHATEVER. OH, BUT, HEY, I GOTTA SLEEP ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE BED. >> HEY, ISN'T HE THE TECH GUY FROM HOLLYWOOD DOWNLOAD? >> YEAH. I'M RENTING HIM HALF OF MY ROOM. >> WHY? >> 'CAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I'M GONNA HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO KEEP MARTY ON AS MY ASSISTANT. >> I SLEEP NAKED. [ GROANS ] >> DUDE, YOU DON'T NEED AN ASSISTANT. >> BUT MARTY NEEDS THIS JOB, AND I WILL GET THE MONEY TO PAY HIM NO MATTER WHAT I HAVE TO DO. >> HEY, DOES THIS LOOK INFECTED? >> OH. >> SIR, I QUIT. >> WHAT? WHY? WHAT DID I DO WRONG? >> OH, NOTHING. YOU'RE THE MOST WONDERFUL BOSS A FELLOW COULD HAVE. BUT I CAN'T LET YOU RUIN YOUR LIFE FOR ME. I THINK IT'S BEST FOR YOU IF I MOVE ON. >> AW... >> I'LL GO GATHER MY THINGS. >> YOU'RE STILL GONNA RENT ME THE ROOM, RIGHT? >> ABOUT THAT, HERE'S THE THING. I MEAN, HERE'S WHAT'S UP WITH THAT. WHAT I'M THINKING WE DO IS-- JUST NEVER COME BACK HERE AGAIN. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT GUY? >> YOU KNOW, HE USED YOUR NEW TOILET SEAT. >> OH, MAN. I'M GONNA GET BUTT SORES. [ DOORBELL RINGS ] >> YOUR ROOMMATE'S BACK. >> LOOK, DUDLEY--OH. HI. I'M SORRY. I DON'T KNOW EITHER OF YOU. >> I'M DR. SCHOLL, FREDDIE'S MOM'S THERAPIST. >> OH, YIKES. LONG HOURS, HUH? >> UH, THIS IS MY DAUGHTER COURTNEY. >> HI, COME ON IN. >> WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOIN' BACK HERE? >> COURTNEY. >> I WATCHED YOUR 3D WEBCAST THE OTHER NIGHT. >> GREAT. SO NOW, YOU'RE GONNA SUE ME? >> ARE YOU KIDDING? >> YOU CURED MY BILATERAL OPTIC STENOSIS. >> HUH? >> SHE'S BEEN TO OVER A DOZEN EYE DOCTORS SINCE SHE WAS A LITTLE GIRL. >> NONE OF THEM COULD FIX ME. >> BUT AFTER SHE WATCHED YOUR WEBCAST, HER VISION BECAME TOTALLY NORMAL. >> HER VI--REALLY? >> MM-HMM. >> IT'S A MIRACLE. YOU HAVE TO SHARE YOUR TECHNOLOGY WITH THE AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION. >> YOU'LL HELP CURE TENS OF PEOPLE. >> COURTNEY, I SEE YOU BROUGHT YOUR CAMERA. YOU WANT A PICTURE WITH FREDDIE? >> NO. BUT CAN I GET WITH ONE WITH BAGGLES? >> GOODBYE, COURTNEY. [ QUACKS ] >> SHE STILL DOES THAT, THOUGH. >> ALL RIGHT. I'D SAY IT TAKES A SUPER CREATIVE DUDE TO INVENT A NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT TURNS GOOGLY-EYED FREAKS INTO PRETTY YOUNG GIRLS. >> WELL, MR. SHAY, I'M GONNA MISS YOU. >> WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'LL GO? >> I GUESS WHICHEVER WAY THE WIND BLOWS ME. >> WELL, I HOPE IT BLOWS YOU SOME PLACE WONDERFUL. [ MUSIC ] ♪ WELL, YOU'RE THE ONE ♪ YOU CHANGE THE WORLD FOR ME ♪ AND YOU WOULD NEVER ♪ LET ME DOWN ♪ WHEN I FALL SO ♪ NOW I KNOW YOU'RE ♪ THE GREATEST ♪ ONE OF ALL ♪ NOW I KNOW YOU'RE ♪ THE GREATEST ♪ ONE OF ALL ♪ NOW I KNOW YOU'RE ♪ THE GREATEST ♪ ONE ♪ OF ♪ ALL >> THEY FROSTED A CAKE TOGETHER? >> GOODBYE, SIR. [ SIGHS ] >> COME ON. LET'S GO MEET GIBBY AT THE SMOOTHIE. >> OKAY. [ BELL RINGS ] >> I'M BACK. >> LATER. >> SEE YAS. YEAH. YOU LOOK GOOD. BEEN WORKING OUT? WHAT, YOUR SISTER? THAT MEANT NOTHING. YEAH. YEAH. ARE YOU FILMING THIS? MMM... >> BAN FRACKING NOW! BAN FRACKING NOW! >> PUT NEW YORK! >> crowd: BACK TO WORK! >> PUT NEW YORK! >> crowd: BACK TO WORK! >> Ellerbee: WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT FRACKING? >> I'VE HEARD THAT PEOPLE CAN SET THEIR WATER ON FIRE, AND ANIMALS HAVE BEEN DYING FROM DRINKING WATER AND CONTAMINATED GRASS. >> WE HAVE TWO WELLS ON OUR PLACE. WE'VE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE DRILLING OR THE FRACKING. >> I'M TERRIFIED ABOUT WHAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT HYDROFRACKING. >> male announcer: THIS IS NICK NEWS WITH LINDA ELLERBEE. NOW FROM NEW YORK, HERE IS LINDA ELLERBEE. >> Ellerbee: FRACKING. EVEN THE WORD SOUNDS WEIRD. BUT FRACKING IS SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. ACTUALLY, IT'S A PROCESS. HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, OR FRACKING, IS A CONTROVERSIAL BUT SUCCESSFUL TECHNIQUE TO GET NATURAL GAS AND OIL OUT OF UNDERGROUND ROCK FORMATIONS. THOSE IN FAVOR OF FRACKING SAY IT'S A SAFE PROCESS THAT'S BRINGING JOBS AND ENERGY INDEPENDENCE TO AMERICA. THOSE AGAINST SAY OUR AIR AND DRINKING WATER ARE GETTING CONTAMINATED, AND IT JUST ISN'T WORTH THE RISK TO THE ENVIRONMENT. SEE WHAT YOU THINK. [soft instrumental music] ♪ >> WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING AROUND TOWN, YOU JUST SEE ROWS OF FRACKING DRILLS, AND THERE ARE MANY TANKS THAT HAVE BEEN FENCED OFF, AND THEY HAVE THE DANGER SIGNS. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT'S IN THEM. IT'S JUST ANGERING TO SEE HOW WE'RE DESTROYING THE LAND WITH THIS. MY NAME IS KELSEY. I'M 13 YEARS OLD, AND I LIVE IN WELD COUNTY, COLORADO. >> I THINK FRACKING'S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY. INSTEAD OF HAVING TO IMPORT OIL FROM COUNTRIES LIKE IRAQ, WE HAVE IT HERE IN AMERICA. WE'RE BECOMING ENERGY INDEPENDENT. MY NAME IS PEYTON. I'M 13, AND I LIVE IN WELD COUNTY. WELD COUNTY IS FARMLAND. IT'S OIL LAND AND GAS LAND. MY DAD, HE HAULS WATER IN A WATER TANKER TO THE FRACKING SITES. BY MY HOUSE, THERE IS THREE NATURAL GAS WELLS. >> Ellerbee: THAT'S 3 OF ABOUT 20,000 OIL AND NATURAL GAS WELLS IN WELD COUNTY, COLORADO, WHERE THERE ARE MORE WELLS THAN ANY OTHER COUNTY IN THE U.S. THAT'S BECAUSE BELOW WELD IS THE NIOBRARA SHALE FORMATION, WHICH IS BEING TAPPED FOR ITS RICH SUPPLY OF NATURAL GAS AND OIL. >> I THINK THAT'S COOL THAT WE'VE FRACKED THAT MUCH AND WE'RE PRODUCING THAT MUCH OIL AND NATURAL GAS. IT'S MAKING THE ECONOMY BETTER BY LOWERING NATURAL GAS PRICES. I LIKE TO SEE HOW FAR TECHNOLOGY HAS COME. >> Ellerbee: FRACKING IS NOT NEW, BUT THE WAY THEY'RE FRACKING IS. A WELL IS DRILLED, FIRST DOWN, THEN SIDEWAYS THROUGH SHALE, A FORM OF ROCK. A PERFORATING GUN CRACKS THE SHALE. NEXT, MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER, SAND, AND CHEMICALS ARE PUMPED INTO THE SHALE AT HIGH PRESSURE, FURTHER FRACTURING THE ROCK IN ORDER TO RELEASE OIL AND NATURAL GAS TRAPPED IN THE SHALE FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS. >> THE DEBATE THAT'S GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW WITH RESPECT TO SHALE GAS AND SHALE OIL IS VERY SIMPLE. IT'S A LOT OF MONEY RELATIVELY QUICKLY FOR A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE VERSUS THE RISK TO THE ENVIRONMENT, THE RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH, AND RISK TO THE CLIMATE. MY NAME IS TONY INGRAFFEA, AND I'M A PROFESSOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY IN ITHACA, NEW YORK. THE RISKS WE KNOW ABOUT FOR SURE THAT HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED BY VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES ARE SPILLS OF THE CHEMICALS AND OF THE WASTE FLUID THAT CAN BACK UP FROM THE FRACKING PROCESS. PRIVATE WATER WELLS HAVE BEEN RUINED, AND RIVERS AND CREEKS HAVE BEEN RENDERED UNDRINKABLE FOR SOME PERIODS OF TIME. THERE'S ALSO LEAKAGE OF THE NATURAL GAS, CALLED METHANE. AND METHANE, LIKE CARBON DIOXIDE, IS ALSO A GREENHOUSE GAS, WHICH MAKES CLIMATE CHANGE WORSE. >> Ellerbee: THAT'S WHAT ONE SIDE SAYS. HERE'S WHAT THE OTHER SIDE SAYS. >> OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL IN FINDING CHEMICALS IN WATER THAT WERE PUT THERE AS A RESULT OF FRACKING. MY NAME IS TERRY ENGELDER. I'M A PROFESSOR OF GEOSCIENCES AT THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY. BASICALLY, WHAT THAT MEANS IS, I'M A GEOLOGIST. WE ENJOY HEAT. WE ENJOY ELECTRICITY. WE ENJOY BEING ABLE TO DRIVE VEHICLES. ALL OF THOSE PROCESSES REQUIRE ENERGY, AND THAT ENERGY HAS TO COME FROM SOMEPLACE. THE DRILLING AND FRACKING PROCESS WILL ALWAYS HAVE A RISK INVOLVED. IN MY VIEW, THEN THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE--THE BIGGEST RISK IF YOU LIKE--IS THE LEAKING OF METHANE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE DURING THE DRILLING PROCESS. AND THERE IS ROOM FOR THE INDUSTRY TO LEARN HOW TO DO THIS BETTER. THEY CAN AND WILL, I HAVE NO DOUBT, DO THAT. >> FROM OUR SCHOOL, YOU CAN JUST LOOK OUT THE WINDOWS AND SEE THE WELLS. AND I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY ARE VERY CLOSE TO HOMES. I'M SCARED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. I'M MOST AFRAID OF THE POLLUTANTS. >> LIVING SO CLOSE TO WELD COUNTY HAS REALLY SCARED ME, AND I DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN IN MY COMMUNITY. I'M MOLLY. I'M 13, AND I LIVE ON A FARM ON THE BORDER OF WELD COUNTY IN LONGMONT, COLORADO. THEY PUSH THE WATER DOWN INTO THE GROUND, AND THEY MIX IT WITH SAND AND CHEMICALS, AND SO THAT WATER IS RUINED, AND WE CAN'T USE IT ANYMORE. AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE IS THAT OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION HAPPENS NEAR FARMS WHERE FOOD IS GROWN, AND IF THOSE THINGS EVER HAPPENED TO CROSS PATHS, THAT COULD REALLY AFFECT THE FOOD THAT WE EAT, NOT JUST THE ANIMALS BUT US TOO. OUR COMMUNITY DIDN'T WANT FRACKING TO COME HERE, SO WE FOUGHT TO GET IT BANNED. I'VE GONE TO SOME OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MEETINGS, PROTEST RALLIES, AND I FEEL LIKE I DID MY PART BECAUSE WE DID GET IT BANNED. LONGMONT SAID, "YOU KNOW WHAT? THIS ISN'T OKAY. WE DON'T WANT THE OIL AND GAS PEOPLE TO COME HERE." >> WITHOUT FRACKING, NOT MUCH NATURAL GAS OR OIL WOULD BE PRODUCED FROM THE GROUND. I'M BEN. I'M 14 YEARS OLD. I LIVE IN CENTENNIAL, COLORADO, WHICH IS ABOUT 20 MILES AWAY FROM WELD COUNTY. I WOULD SUPPORT FRACKING OR DRILLING FOR NATURAL GAS IF IT CAME HERE TO CENTENNIAL. I THINK IT'S A COMPLETE WASTE NOT TO FRACK OR DRILL FOR NATURAL GAS BECAUSE WE HAVE THAT RESOURCE HERE, AND I THINK WE SHOULD GET AS MUCH OF IT AS WE CAN. OIL, NATURAL GAS, AND COAL ARE ALL EXAMPLES OF FOSSIL FUELS, BUT NATURAL GAS IS A LOT CLEANER. IT HAS LESS EMISSIONS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE. >> NATURAL GAS MIGHT BE THE CLEANEST COMPARED TO THE OTHER FOSSIL FUELS, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S CLEAN. IT JUST MEANS IT'S CLEANER, AND THAT'S THE CATCH. [soft instrumental music] ♪ >> WHEN I WAS IN SIXTH GRADE, THEY STARTED THE GAS WELL ON OUR PLACE. AT FIRST, WE WERE A LITTLE NERVOUS AT THE TIME, BUT IT WAS A NEW KIND OF ADVENTURE. I'M JENNY. I'M 15 YEARS OLD, AND I'M FROM MONTROSE, PENNSYLVANIA. [machine clicks and hisses] WE HAVE TWO WELLS ON OUR PLACE. THE GAS COMPANY WANTED TO DRILL HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF MARCELLUS SHALE AROUND HERE. >> Ellerbee: SOME EXPERTS SAY THE MARCELLUS SHALE FORMATION HOLDS SO MUCH NATURAL GAS IT COULD BECOME THE SECOND LARGEST NATURAL GAS FIELD IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. >> WE'RE FIRST-GENERATION DAIRY FARMERS. THERE'S QUITE A BIT OF LAND. MY DAD SIGNED A LEASE FOR THE GAS PEOPLE TO DRILL ON OUR FARM. LEASING IS KIND OF LIKE RENTING. IT'S BEEN GOOD FOR OUR FAMILY BECAUSE WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVEN'T BEEN STRUGGLING AS MUCH AS WE DID. WE JUST GOT A NEW ROOF, AND ALSO WE'VE PAID OFF DEBT FOR OUR FARM. >> FRACKING'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A LOT OF DEPENDENCY ON FOREIGN OIL, AND, LIKE, THAT GIVES THE OTHER COUNTRIES POWER OVER US, AND ALSO OUR ECONOMY'S NOT DOING WELL, AND IT CAN HELP GIVE MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED IT AND PRODUCE JOBS, WHICH WE NEED. I'M JOSH, AND THIS IS MY SISTER, KAYLA, AND WE LIVE IN VESTAL, NEW YORK. WE LIVE ABOUT FIVE TO TEN MILES FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA BORDER. >> WELL, IT'S FRUSTRATING LIVING IN NEW YORK SO CLOSE TO PENNSYLVANIA BECAUSE THEY'RE FRACKING THE SAME NATURAL GAS DOWN THERE THAT WE HAVE UP HERE, BUT IN NEW YORK, FRACKING ISN'T ALLOWED RIGHT NOW. >> RIGHT NOW MY FAMILY'S STRUGGLING TO PAY THE BILLS. IF OUR FAMILY LEASED OUR LAND, WE COULD POTENTIALLY MAKE AN ESTIMATED $187,000 BEFORE TAXES. >> IN NEW YORK, THERE'S A MORATORIUM ON FRACKING, WHICH IS A TEMPORARY BAN, AND CURRENTLY THE FRACKING PROCESS IS UNDER REVIEW TO SEE IF IT WILL HAPPEN IN THIS STATE. I'M EMMA. AND THIS IS MIRA. WE LIVE IN ITHACA, NEW YORK, AND WE DO NOT WANT FRACKING IN OUR STATE. >> I LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF WOODS. THERE'S A LOT OF NATURE, AND IT'S KIND OF HARD TO IMAGINE IT BEING DESTROYED BECAUSE OF FRACKING. >> THERE'S A LOT MORE THAN JUST ONE PROBLEM WITH FRACKING, SO... WE ARE A PART OF THE GROUP NEW YORK YOUTH AGAINST FRACKING. RECENTLY, OUR GROUP WENT TO ALBANY DURING THE GOVERNOR'S STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS TO ATTEND A RALLY. >> ONE OF THE MAIN GOALS IS TO SHOW THE GOVERNOR AND OTHER PEOPLE THAT THE YOUTH HAVE A VOICE IN THIS. >> IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT'S FAIRLY OBVIOUS THAT THERE'S A LOT THAT CAN AND WILL GO WRONG WITH THIS PROCESS. FOR ONE, SHOOTING A MIXTURE OF PRESSURIZED CHEMICALS AND WATER AND SAND INTO THE GROUND NEAR GROUNDWATER SEEMS VERY RISKY TO ME. PEOPLE'S HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT SHOULD GO FIRST. >> SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE PEOPLE AGAINST IT ARE JUST, LIKE, "HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING WITH THE ENVIRONMENT. HE JUST WANTS MONEY. THAT'S ALL THEY WANT." IT IS NOT TRUE BECAUSE WE DO CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT WE HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT FRACKING IS SAFE. >> IN NEW YORK CITY, WE GET OUR WATER FROM RESERVOIRS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. IF THEY DRILL NEAR THAT AREA, THEY COULD CONTAMINATE OUR WATER SUPPLY. I'M TONI. I LIVE IN THE BRONX. I'M NOT AGAINST HYDROFRACKING ALTOGETHER BECAUSE NATURAL GAS DOES PROVIDE US WITH A CLEANER SOURCE OF ENERGY, BUT IT HAS TO BE TAKEN OUT OF THE GROUND WITH MORE CARE. >> I WISH THAT FRACKING HAD NEVER CAME ANYWHERE NEAR ME OR ANYBODY ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. I'M GRANT, AND I LIVE IN SMITHFIELD, PA. WE ARE RIGHT OVER THE MARCELLUS. MY PARENTS FOUND THIS LAND, FELL IN LOVE WITH IT, AND BOUGHT IT TO BUILD A HOUSE ON AND RETIRE. BEFORE WE EVEN BUILT THE HOUSE, WE CAME OVER, AND THEY WERE BULLDOZING ROADS THROUGH OUR FIELDS. THE WELLS JUST CAME IN EXTREMELY FAST ONE AFTER THE OTHER. THERE IS FOUR SHALLOW WELLS AND ONE MARCELLUS. THEY'RE ALLOWED TO DRILL HERE BECAUSE WE DON'T OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE NATURAL GAS, SO WE DON'T HAVE ANY SAY OVER WHAT'S HAPPENING. I WOULD JUST DESCRIBE IT AS A BIG GREEN UGLY MESS. >> IN ANY ONE STATE, THERE COULD BE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WELLS, AND THAT MEANS THAT THIS IS AN INDUSTRY THAT WANTS US TO LIVE INSIDE THEIR INDUSTRIAL PARK. IN THE U.S., WE TRADITIONALLY HAVE ALWAYS DONE SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION BEFORE WE DEVELOP AND SELL A PRODUCT. THAT'S NOT THE CASE WITH OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY. IT'S THE REVERSE. IN MANY CASES, BEFORE THEY DID THE STUDIES, THEY STARTED DRILLING AND PRODUCING. >> YOU CANNOT PREDICT BY STUDY AHEAD OF TIME WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. YOU HAVE TO GO OUT IN THIS VERY COMPLEX PROCESS AND DISCOVER WHAT THE PROBLEMS ARE, AND THEN YOU ACT TO FIX THEM. >> IN MY OPINION, THE PROBLEM IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE VERY, VERY TOUGH REGULATIONS. THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY GENERALLY GETS A PASS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL. AND SO WE'RE RELYING ON THE STATES TO DO WHAT IN OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WOULD DO TO PROTECT US. AND SOME STATES REGULATE VERY CLOSELY. OTHER STATES, NOT SO CLOSELY. >> THE COMMON NOTION IS THAT THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IS EXEMPT FROM THE CLEAN WATER AND CLEAN AIR ACT. THE REALITY IS THAT WHEN INDUSTRY SPILLS SOMETHING, AND THAT SPILL ENTERS INTO A POND OR A STREAM, THEN THAT INDUSTRY IS IMMEDIATELY SUBJECTED TO THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT. >> IF THEY WANT TO SEE PROBLEMS, THEY CAN COME VISIT MY LAND. WITHIN THE LAST YEAR, WE STARTED BECOMING MORE AWARE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH THE WELLS. I REALLY STARTED TO BECOME ALARMED. RECENTLY, MY MOTHER HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ASTHMA. MY LITTLE BROTHER HAS HAD TERRIBLE STOMACHACHES THAT DOCTORS CAN'T EXPLAIN. FOR ME, IT WAS TERRIBLE SKIN RASHES. HONESTLY, I BELIEVE IT IS THE GAS WELLS. ANOTHER THING I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS METHANE GAS. IT COULD ESCAPE TO THE ENVIRONMENT WHEN THEY FRACK. WE HAVE A NATURAL SPRING. IT WAS JUST A SPRING BEFORE WHERE ANIMALS WOULD DRINK OUT OF IT, BUT AFTER THEY FRACTURED THESE WELLS, IT STARTED BUBBLING AND ANY KIND OF STRIKE OF A MATCH OR ANYTHING COULD SET IT OFF. I THINK FRACKING SHOULD BE A LOT MORE HEAVILY REGULATED, AND I BELIEVE THAT THEY SHOULD GIVE YOU A LIST OF WHAT IS IN THE CHEMICALS THAT GOES INTO THE FLUID. THAT'S WHY I FEEL SUSPICIOUS. IF THERE'S NOTHING WRONG LIKE THEY PUT IT OUT TO BE, WHY HIDE WHAT'S IN IT? >> WHEN I HEAR ABOUT PEOPLE HAVING TROUBLES WITH THEIR WELLS, LIKE, I THINK THAT'S JUST PRETTY MUCH BAD LUCK, BECAUSE WE'VE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH OUR WATER. I'VE NEVER BEEN NERVOUS ABOUT SPILLING THE NATURAL GAS OR HAVING IT IN THE AIR, AND I'VE NEVER SEEN BUBBLING WATER ON MY PROPERTY. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT FARMERS NEED THE MONEY. WE PROVIDE FOOD, AND WHEN THE FARMERS ARE DOING WELL, THAT MEANS EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING WELL. WE TRUST THE GAS COMPANIES AROUND HERE. THEY'VE NEVER REALLY GIVEN US A REASON NOT TO TRUST THEM. WE DON'T HAVE TO STRESS FINANCIALLY AS MUCH AS WE USED TO. >> I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE KNOW THAT IT'S NOT AS SAFE AS THE INDUSTRY PUTS IT OUT TO BE. WHAT GOOD IS THE MONEY THAT YOU GET AND THE GAS IF YOU CAN'T BREATHE YOUR AIR OR DRINK YOUR WATER? >> Ellerbee: IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, IT'S OIL THEY'RE AFTER WITH FRACKING. WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA, LIES ABOVE THE BAKKEN, A GIANT UNDERGROUND SHALE ROCK FORMATION LOADED WITH OIL AND NATURAL GAS. THE BAKKEN WAS DISCOVERED 60 YEARS AGO, BUT UNTIL RECENTLY, THE OIL AND GAS WERE UNREACHABLE. >> WITHOUT FRACKING HERE IN WILLISTON, OIL PRODUCTION WOULD BE BASICALLY USELESS. WE WOULD BE ABLE TO RECOVER ANY OIL. >> Ellerbee: NOW 700,000 BARRELS OF OIL ARE BEING PUMPED OUT OF THE BAKKEN EVERY DAY, MAKING NORTH DAKOTA THE SECOND LARGEST OIL-PRODUCING STATE IN AMERICA. ONLY TEXAS PRODUCES MORE. >> WILLISTON USED TO BE SUCH A SMALL TOWN, MOSTLY A FARMING CITY, YOU KNOW? BUT A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED. >> Ellerbee: THE BUSINESS OF FRACKING FOR OIL HAS TURNED SLEEPY WILLISTON INTO A BOOMTOWN WITH THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN THE COUNTRY. >> IT'S DEFINITELY CHANGED MY LIFESTYLE. >> WE ARE JORDAN, TY, TESSA, ANTHONY, AMY, AND COLTON, AND WE LIVE IN WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA. >> WE LIVE ON A 100-ACRE FARM. THERE WAS A LOT OF WIDE, OPEN SPACE BEFORE THIS, AND IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S JUST STARTING TO CLOSE IN. FROM MY HOUSE, I CAN SEE THE WELLS PUMPING. I CAN SEE DRILLING. ALL THE TIME, THERE'S PIPES BANGING TOGETHER. TRUCKS ALL NIGHT. IT SEEMS LIKE ALL THE ANIMALS ARE JUST LEAVING 'CAUSE OF ALL THE PEOPLE, ALL THE TRAFFIC, ALL THE NOISE. THERE IS A MASSIVE FLARE, HUGE, HALF A MILE AWAY FROM MY HOUSE. CAN'T BE GOOD. THIS IS ALL THE NATURAL GAS BURNING OFF. WHEN THEY FIRST DRILL FOR OIL, IT PUNCTURES THE NATURAL GAS, SO IT COMES OUT. THEY'RE JUST BURNING IT OFF IN HUGE AMOUNTS. ON A CLOUDY DAY, IT FILLS MY BEDROOM WITH LIGHT. MY FAMILY OWNS ALL THE LAND OUR FARM'S ON, BUT UNDERNEATH THE LAND--IT'S CALLED THE MINERAL RIGHTS, AND WE DON'T OWN THAT. SO NOW WHEN AN OIL COMPANY WANTS TO COME PUT A WELL ON OUR FARM, IT ONLY HAS TO BE 500 FEET AWAY FROM OUR HOUSE. THEY WOULD PAY US A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY. THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT THAT IS, I DON'T LIKE IT, AND I DON'T WANT IT HERE. >> MY DAD HADN'T BEEN WORKING FOR A YEAR IN KALISPELL, MONTANA, SO WE DECIDED TO GO TO WILLISTON WHERE A LOT OF MONEY WAS BEING MADE. A LOT OF PEOPLE MOVE HERE FOR JOBS. >> PEOPLE ARE COMING HERE IN WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA, THE LAST PLACE YOU'D EXPECT ANYTHING, TO GET A JOB. AND OUR COMMUNITY IS GROWING AND THRIVING. THEY'RE THINKING ABOUT BUILDING A MALL. IT'S INCREASING THAT MUCH. WILLISTON NEVER THOUGHT WE'D GET A MALL. >> WE'VE BUILT A LOT MORE HOTELS AND A LOT MORE APARTMENTS, AND THERE'S STILL SOME GOING UP, BUT THERE'S STILL NOT ENOUGH FOR EVERYBODY. PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN CAMPERS. >> WE WERE NOT READY FOR SO MANY PEOPLE THAT IT'S JUST-- IT'S OVERWHELMING. >> THE CLASSES ARE MORE CROWDED. THERE'S MORE DISTRACTIONS, AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE TO SHARE LOCKERS. FOR LUNCH, WE HAVE TO HAVE TWO SEPARATE CAFETERIAS 'CAUSE THERE'S SO MANY PEOPLE. WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL CAFETERIA FOR ONE TEAM, AND THEN WE HAVE TO USE HALF THE GYM FOR THE OTHER TEAM. IT'S CRAZY. >> THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY FOR PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY. MY FATHER WORKS IN AN OIL WELL SERVICE SUPERVISING THE WELLS. THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BIGGEST OPPORTUNITIES OF HIS LIFE. WE JUST BUILT A NEW HOUSE NOT EVEN A YEAR AGO, WHICH BECAUSE OF HIS JOB, HE'S GOTTEN MORE MONEY, ABLE TO PAY THAT. WE'VE GOTTEN A NEW TRUCK FOR THE WINTER, 'CAUSE HARSH WINTERS UP HERE IN NORTH DAKOTA. >> MY STEPDAD WORKS IN THE OIL FIELD. EVER SINCE THE BOOM, WE'VE BEEN TAKING MORE TRIPS, AND THAT'S BEEN GOOD FOR MY FAMILY. >> BEFORE THE BIG OIL BOOM HAPPENED, IT WAS VERY CALM AND PEACEFUL, NOT AS MUCH CAR ACCIDENTS OR CRIMES, AND IT WAS EASY TO GET AROUND. BUT THESE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, THERE IS A LOT MORE NOISE BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC, AND THERE'S A LOT MORE LITTER TOO. >> WHAT I MISS ABOUT WILLISTON IS THAT YOU COULD JUST WALK AROUND TOWN AND KNOW EVERYBODY. >> NOW IT'S JUST LIKE, "WHO ARE YOU?" >> Ellerbee: FRACKING IS CHANGING NEIGHBORHOODS FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE. MORE WELLS, MORE RISK, THE BIGGEST BEING THAT WE DON'T KNOW THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS. >> ONE OF THE MOST WORRISOME THINGS IS THAT THERE'S NO WAY TO REALLY KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, BECAUSE ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. >> IF SOMETHING DOES COME UP, WE'LL DEAL WITH IT THEN. WE DON'T REALLY NEED TO WORRY ABOUT IT NOW. >> THERE ARE RISKS. BUT JUST WITH ABOUT ALMOST EVERY ENERGY SOURCE, THERE ARE RISKS. BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE BENEFITS OUTDOES THOSE RISKS. >> WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL OF THAT OIL AND GAS GETS USED UP? WHAT DO WE DO NEXT? WE'RE TOTALLY UNPREPARED. >> WE SHOULD TRY TO INVEST IN RENEWABLE SOURCES AS FAST AS WE CAN. >> NATURAL GAS IS TEMPORARILY THE BEST SOURCE OF ENERGY WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. >> I'M ALL FOR NATURAL GAS AND USING OUR OWN RESOURCES, BUT THERE'S GOT TO BE A SAFER, MORE PRACTICAL, LESS HAZARDOUS WAY TO DO IT. >> Ellerbee: SO WOULD FRACKING DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD, OR ARE THE BENEFITS GREATER THAN THE RISKS? AS YOU'VE SEEN, IT DEPENDS ON WHOM YOU ASK AND WHOM YOU BELIEVE. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT FRACKING. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO, IN THE END, WILL BE MOST AFFECTED? THAT WOULD BE YOU. NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT FRACKING? SIMPLE IS NEVER THE SAME AS EASY, IS IT? I'M LINDA ELLERBEE.
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