Fracking examples. Fracking and air quality. How do you argue that apples economic benefits are better than pears environmental benefits when theyre totally different things. It took nearly a decade but former epa scientist dominic digiulio has proved that fracking has polluted groundwater in wyoming. Oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane annually.
One of the main pollutants released in the fracking process is methane. Fracking is the fossil fuel industrys latest false solution to our energy challenge. Stress levels rise and fall episodically and earthquakes can cause large volumes of connate water to be expelled from fluid filled fractures. However cuadrilla is the only company to receive final consent from the government to begin.
At first sight fracking is a classic example of development that pits economic arguments benefits against environmental ones costs. Here are a few examples. Its more expensive more polluting and more dangerous than clean renewable energy. Winston gieseke usa today in california.
2020 the fateful 2010 fracking study would even appear in his official white house portrait. Safe cost effective refinements in hydraulic fracturing also known as fracking horizontal drilling and other innovations now allow for the production of. Research indicates the us. State to ban sale of new gas powered cars by 2035 and csu gets a new chancellor 24 sep.
Fracking can contaminate drinking water. Oklahoma for example averaged 21 earthquakes above a 30 magnitude per year between 1967 and 2000. Recent examples on the web the governor said a draft of the study on steam fracking would be complete soon. Texas barnett shale eagle ford shale permian basin the railroad commission of texas rrc oversees oil and gas activities including hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure requirements while the texas commission on environmental quality governs air and water quality.
One example of long term repeated natural fracturing is in the effects of seismic activity.