Shooting Down False Fracking Claims

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it is commonly known, has been at the heart of America’s energy boom and drive for energy independence. The process injects fluids under pressure into porous rock that comprises vast shale formations that reside under much of the continental U.S. The rock fractures under the pressure, releasing the oil and natural gas trapped inside, which is extracted to heat America’s homes, fuel its cars, and run its factories. Not only has the process created jobs, put downward pressure on energy prices, and reduced our dependence on foreign energy, it also has helped the environment. Natural gas is the cleanest of fossil fuels and its increasing abundance thanks to fracking is largely responsible for reducing so-called greenhouse gas emissions beyond the environmentalists’ wildest dreams. You would never know it from the anti-fracking claims of greenies, who blame it for everything from tainted drinking water to earthquakes, with...(Read Full Article)