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Safe Energy for America’s Future

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 6, 2015

USA Today (editorial)Fracking — the practice of cracking open underground oil and gas formations with water, sand and chemicals — has rescued U.S. energy production from a dangerous decline. Any debate about banning it should take a hard look at what that would cost the nation and at facts that aren't always part of the discussion.

Those facts are spelled out in a recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency on fracking and groundwater. One of the harshest charges against fracking, often leveled with apocalyptic intensity by its foes, is that it indiscriminately contaminates vital drinking water supplies.

The EPA's timely report essentially said that's overblown.

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An Earful for BLM on Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation

natural gas  hydraulic fracturing  groundwater protection  groundwater  fracking  epa  energy regulation 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 13, 2012

Sampling some of the reaction to the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed new regulation of hydraulic fracturing on public lands

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