There is a lot of fear that the fracking industry will “explode” and that oil and gas drilling will result in a “toxic” release of oil and natural gas.
This is not an accurate prediction.
Fracking has never caused the gas to escape from underground and it has never been linked to a spike in the risk of cancer.
But this is not a new concern.
There is also a lot misinformation about fracking that has circulated among many.
The most common one is that fracking causes earthquakes.
Yes, the U.S. Geological Survey reports that there are earthquakes associated with fracking.
It has been studied extensively.
Some studies suggest that there could be more than 100,000 earthquakes associated.
In fact, there have been more than 40,000 recorded since fracking began.
That doesn’t mean that fracking doesn’t have a potential hazard.
What it does mean is that if you have any kind of concern about fracking, you have to keep that in mind.
Because if you want to make an informed decision, it’s important to understand what the risks are.
As you can see, the best way to do this is to ask the question, What is the evidence that fracking poses risks to me?
Here are some questions to ask:1.
Do I have health insurance?
If you do not have health coverage through your job or through your employer, you are not covered for fracking, and the insurance company will charge you more than it will if you do. 2.
Is the gas used in fracking dangerous?
If it’s not, why do you think it is?
The oil and the gas that we use in fracking is not toxic, according to the EPA.
How much oil and methane does it take to produce 1,000 gallons of gas?
Gas that is made by fracking involves the use of water to separate the rock from the sand.
The amount of water needed is proportional to the amount of oil used to separate it from the rock.
Do you have access to a reliable source of gas prices?
There are many companies that are fracking, including Chevron and Enbridge.
But there is a very real danger that fracking could cause prices to go up. 5.
Are there any environmental benefits associated with fracking?
What is fracking?
Fracked gas is a type of gas.
It is produced by combining oil and sand.
What are the health risks associated with gas fracking?
Environmental impacts include the following:7.1.
Gas and water spills can contaminate drinking water sources.8.
How can I tell if a gas field is fracking and is safe?
Check the well pads to make sure they are clean and have no signs of fracking.9.
If I see drilling activity near my property, where are the lines?10.
What if my property is being drilled too close to my home?11.
What can I do if my backyard is being used for drilling?12.
Can I drill deeper than I think is safe and what can I put in the water?13.
How do I avoid getting hit by a boom?14.
How long can fracking be allowed?15.
Can a water well be drilled on public land?16.
What happens to my rights to water?17.
Can fracking be done on private land?18.
Can the EPA stop fracking?19.
Is it safe to drill on public lands?20.
Is there a moratorium on fracking?21.
Is fracking safe?22.
Does fracking affect wildlife?23.
Are all wells on private property?24.
Is a moratorium possible?25.
Can drilling on public waters stop?26.
Does the EPA require an exemption to a permit for drilling on private lands?27.
How does it get an exemption?28.
What do I do after I get an exception?29.
How many wells are there?30.
What should I do with my oil and water?31.
Do people have to pay for the drilling?32.
How should I protect my groundwater?33.
Is my drinking water safe?34.
Is drilling safe on public or private lands and how?35.
Is gas extraction dangerous?36.
Does gas extraction result in pollution of water?37.
Does it affect wildlife or water quality?38.
What kind of gas do I need to use?39.
Do all wells have to have a well pad?40.
What does a well have to look like?41.
Is hydraulic fracturing dangerous?42.
Is all the water being pumped into the well safe?43.
Is water pollution safe?44.
What other precautions should I take?45.
Is public access to gas safe?46.
Is fracturing dangerous in the area where the gas is being extracted?47.
Are wells regulated?48.
Is this industry regulated?