Fracking…What Do You Think?
This morning we talked about a new study on concerns about Fracking and some say it seems to be pretty good news. According to this new study there isn’t anything to worry about. Experts say that the chemicals involved stay thousands of feet away and in addition, there is absolutely no evidence of contamination of our drinking water. This landmark federal study on hydraulic Fracking shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, according to the Department of Energy.
After a year of monitoring, researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas, trapped deep below the surface, stayed thousands of feet below the shallower areas that supply drinking water. Although the results are preliminary — the study is still ongoing — they are a boost to a natural gas industry that has fought complaints from environmental groups and property owners who call Fracking dangerous.
The debate isn't over yet. Where do you stand?