Fracking great for nation and doesn't hurt environment

November 12, 2017

The TCPalm editorial board recently called for a ban on hydraulic fracturing. I disagree.

Producing energy resources like natural gas is of the utmost importance in maintaining the security of this country. However, anti-energy legislation inhibits Florida's ability to provide locally sourced energy options that not only benefit us on a security front, but would benefit Florida's economy.

For over 60 years, hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has been used as a safe method of producing natural gas. Opponents are quick to play on the emotions when advocating for bans instead of relying on scientific facts - or what we call in the industry, empirical evidence.

The editorial shares a list of possible ways our water could be contaminated, but in reality, more than one million wells have been fracked in this country since the 1940s, and none have contaminated the water supply. None.

Casing requirements keep our aquifers - located thousands and thousands of feet above the gas deposits being mined - safe.

A study by the Groundwater Protection Council reported...

Read entire article at TC Palm.

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