Energy News Study Finds Fracking Doesn’t Harm Drinking Water in Texas

This adds more evidence that fracking is a non-issue unless it is fracking done wrong. All evidence so far indicates much to do about nothing.

Parker County Blog

The Daily Signal, by Fred Lucas, 06/19/2017 –

170619_TexasFracking_Lucas-1250x650.jpgA cluster of well pad sites includes an active drilling rig in the Eagle Ford shale oil play near Kenedy, Texas. (Photo: William Luther/ZumaPress/Newscom)

Hydraulic fracturing hasn’t contaminated groundwater in Texas, isn’t an earthquake hazard, and has been a boon for the state’s economy, according to a study released Monday.

The new study’s conclusions on drinking water are in line with multiple other studies of hydraulic fracturing, popularly known as fracking.

Hydraulic fracturing is the process of drilling into rock and injecting a high-pressure mixture of water, sand, and chemicals to obtain shale gas and oil, which is produced from fractured rock. Some environmentalists argue that it can harm water supplies.

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