Fracking news, pro (water contamination not frack-related) and con (junk survey alleging health effects among nearby residents)
There s not much good news coming from the world s major energy producing regions, according to an editorial in USA Today. Yet, in the
A Colorado court this past week declared that state law is responsible for regulating the oil and gas industry, including the technology of hydraulic fracturing of shale
Fracking Press Release June 13 2014 (1)
NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 Backed by sound science and increasingly encouraging data, hydraulic fracturing is proving beneficial to Americans in a myriad of important ways. Cleaner burning natural gas is making our air safer to breathe. Access to less expensive energy is lowering overall fuel prices ($100 billion in savings in 2011 alone). And it s continuing to be a job creator, as more than half the states across the country have joined the fracking revolution. And, best of all ¦ it s safe. These are just some of the key points presented in What s the Story? Fracking Facts vs. Fiction, the latest publication from the American Council on Science and Health.
Increased awareness about using a highly technical process called hydraulic fracturing to recover natural gas trapped deep within the Marcellus shale has created questions about related human-health and environmental impacts. Associated arguments, both pro and con, have often been subjective, emotional, and unscientific. This publication by the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) provides the facts about fracking while addressing the basic questions and concerns.
Increased awareness about using a highly technical process called hydraulic fracturing to recover natural gas trapped deep within the Marcellus shale has created questions about related human-health and environmental impacts. Associated arguments, both pro and con, have often been subjective, emotional, and unscientific.
The potent yet science-free anti-fracking camp (fractavists) has the ear, and unfortunately most of the rest of, NY s Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He has personally kept the oil and gas drilling technology known popularly
A poll conducted by Pew Research Center last fall highlights the national debate over
Should they be called fractavists or frackophobes? Ah, what s in a name? The simple fact is, no matter how loudly they wail about fracking-related groundwater contamination, there is no there, there. Even Obama appointees agree.
In his recent piece, which appeared in The New Hampshire Union Leader, Deroy Murdock hits all the right notes with a very convincing argument on why everyone regardless, or even despite their political leanings - should think very carefully about the benefits the US could derive from tapping its natural gas supplies as well as about the overstated risks.