Title: Attacks on hydraulic fracturing in B.C. defy settled science Author: Kenneth P. Green Publisher: Fraser Institute / Vancouver Province Date: November 16, 2017 Full Text Article Summary: Dozens of scientific reviews have concluded that fracking, when done properly, is safe. Namely, there is little likelihood of groundwater contamination as a result of fracking, the
Fracking is a safe and innovative way to harness otherwise inaccessible shale gas as a form of incredibly efficient energy.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a decades old well completion technology that is often coupled with horizontal drilling to develop oil and natural gas resources from tight rock formations. Fracking occurs after drilling has been completed and involves pumping fluid — typically 99 percent water and sand, with an additional mixture of chemical additives — into the target formation at pressure in order to open up small fractures in the rock, which allow oil and gas to flow out of these tight formations.