Katy Keiffer's guest on today's Straight, No Chaser is Elizabeth Royte. Elizabeth is the author of Bottlemania: How Water Went On Sale and Why We Bought It; Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash; and The Tapir's Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest. Her writing on science and the environment has appeared in Harper's, National Geographic, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, and other national publications. Elizabeth is on the show talking about the negative effects of hydrofracking on livestock in drilling areas. Hear Elizabeth share a devastating story about a cattle rancher's losses in North Dakota. How have farmers been silenced on the issue? Why is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce backing fracking? Find out on this week's Straight, No Chaser. This program has been brought to you by The International Culinary Center.

"There are so many unknowns- there's industry secrecy and there's a lack of funding for these long-term, peer-reviewed studies to show the fate and transport of these chemicals." [19:00]

-- Elizabeth Royte on Straight, No Chaser