Hydraulic fracturing is a controversial drilling process that uses highly pressurized water, sand and chemicals to extract natural gas and oil deeply buried in the earth. ...
- Hydraulic fracturing fluids are known to include toxic and carcinogenic chemicals.
- There are numerous documented cases of environmental and public health impacts as a result of fracturing.
- Companies involved in this process do not disclose the chemical constituents of their fracturing fluids.
- Fracturing requires and has the potential to contaminate enormous quantities of water. In some cases the statistics around actual water used are confidentail for the first 6 months (Wyoming)
- Hydraulic fracturing operations have significant quality of life impacts-from the creation of a spider web of new roads, to increased traffic and noise pollution, to the increased potential for spills-on the communities where they operate.
- Drillers are not regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act.
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