Most people today have heard quite a bit about fracking, but many are still on the fence about just how they feel about it. Others aren’t quite sure what it involves and whether it could cause damage to the environment. While everyone should have his or her own opinion, it is important to base that opinion in facts. Lets’ look at some of the facts surrounding fracking, so you can help to let others know that it’s not necessarily the Big Bad Wolf that some might have you believe. As always, knowledge is power.
Having plenty of energy is important for the wealth and the safety of the nation, and utilizing fracking for gas and oil exploration and extraction helps to increase the access the United States has to these resources. By producing more energy in country, it reduces the reliance on foreign energy.
The environmental factors that cause many people to question the use of fracking are not nearly as dangerous as some may think. Hydraulic fracking is actually safe, and it has regulation at the state and federal levels to keep it safe. The equipment and the technology in place today, and that which is coming to the field in the future is getting better all the time. Companies are working hard to develop better and safer equipment to extract the resources from the ground while making a minimal impact on the surrounding land.
One of the other myths around fracking is that it is something brand new. While the work might be new to the public consciousness, the technique has actually been around for a long time – more than six decades in fact. The technique has been getting safer all the time, too.
Finally, one of the other things that people should know about fracking is the fact that it helps to bring new jobs to the economy. According to data, in 2012, the field accounted for more than 2 million jobs around the country. This number could rise to nearly 4 million by 2025. Additionally, the extra energy from fracking means lower costs for powering and heating homes around the country.
As you can see, fracking does have a number of benefits. By learning more of the facts about the procedure, it can help many to come to an unbiased conclusion about fracking rather than what the talking heads – both pro and con – have to offer.
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