The Costs of Fracking
The Costs of Fracking - The Price Tag of Dirty Drilling’s Environmental Damage
by Environment America Research & Policy Center
Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—to unlock new supplies of fossil fuels in underground rock formations across the United States.
“Fracking” has spread rapidly, leaving a trail of contaminated water, polluted air, and marred landscapes in its wake. In fact, a growing body of data indicates that fracking is an environmental and public health disaster in the making.