Fracking’s the controversial way the US produces oil and gas at home. It involves shooting water, sand, and chemicals into the ground to free up the natural gas and oil buried in there. Like a facial for rocks. It’s been going on for decades, but drilling technology
in recent years has made fracking much more prevalent in the US. This has
the domestic oil supply, and
What’s good for gas prices isn’t necessarily good for the
. There’s evidence that fracking causes earthquakes. In 2015, geologists in
said quakes are way up in recent years -- and that’s mostly thanks to the state’s fracking. Meanwhile, the chemicals used in the process can
That fracking’s produced tens of thousands of
across states like TX, ND, PA, CO, OK, VA. That it’s actually good for the environment, since it decreases our reliance on
That no amount of oil can justify this
. That there’s not enough research, and we have no way of knowing the long-term effects. That we do know that fracking has already caused earthquakes across the US. That the process uses up way
and then produces way
. And hellooo, shouldn’t you be focused on developing
In 2014, New York became the
with significant fracking abilities to ban the practice because of environmental concerns. Big deal, since there’s a lot of frackable rock under New York. The feds followed suit and Obama introduced a rule to limit fracking on public land. But the Trump administration
Fracking’s completely changed the US’s energy industry. And the US is on track to make 2018
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