Completely agree with you Julia. Just to add to what you’re getting at, I’m no geologist… but sending that much fluid & chemicals a mile deep into the earth just screams instability. It’s an earthquake, a sinkhole, a landslide, an avalanche… just waiting to happen.
I get so frustrated when I hear people saying that Fracking does not cause harm to the environment. Sorry people, it does. Here are the facts:
-It takes up to 1-8 million gallons of water to complete each fracturing job.
-Approximately 40,000 gallons of chemicals are used per fracturing.
-600 chemicals are used in fracking fluid, including known carcinogens and toxins such as radium, methanol, formaldehyde, lead, uranium, mercury, hydrochloric acid, and ethylene glycol
-Current US gas wells would need 72 trillion gallons of water and 360 billion gallons of chemicals to run their course.
Fracking will contaminate nearby groundwater, use up our water resources, and contaminate our drinking water..
Still think FRACKING is a good idea?
Fracking has been used over 1,000,000 times since the 1940′s.
there are exactly 0 cases of actual pollution.
Dom is right,he is no geologist and julia writes like someone who just bought a dictionary and is impressed with all the words.
I am really too bored to explain all the facts to the uninformed.It’s like trying to argue with Al Gore or teaching a pig to sing.
Fracking is a safe ,efficient way to extract more hydrocarbons for the benefit of the American people.
@gary im interested to hear “all the facts”— only way to fix being uninformed is with knowledge, right?
If you think somebody has a misinformed outlook, then you should show them why they are wrong.
You can fix ignorance! (stupidity, though, is immutable)
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