Wednesday, January 21, 2015
RIGZONE - The Debate About Fracturing Must Be Based On Sound Science
At RigZone.com, Alex Mills writes that we shouldn't believe it:
"Hydraulic fracturing has been accused by environmental groups of everything from polluting water supplies to contaminating the air to causing cancer to inducing earthquakes.
The hysteria they have been able to create has people scared to death (no pun intended). Some residents have become so frightened that citizens have asked their city officials to prohibit hydraulic fracturing within the city limits.
Texas cities - such as College Station, Mansfield, Azle, Reno, Presidio, Alpine and, of course, Denton, which did pass a referendum banning hydraulic fracturing within the city – have all discussed banning the technology. However, all of these claims have been proven false."