What's the Story: Fracking

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.