Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is a major driver behind increased US oil and natural gas production and an advanced technology for safely producing affordable and reliable energy—in addition to making the US less dependent on foreign energy.
In fact, the industry has fracked thousands of oil and natural gas wells each year without incident. The robust technology and industry safety standards put in place, combined with strict federal and state regulations, ensure that operations are performed and managed effectively and that groundwater is protected.
But, some elected officials are attempting a dangerous shift away from this vital energy technology for producing natural gas and oil. It’s time to speak up and say that Fracking Works for US.
Some legislators at the state and federal levels are considering a ban on fracking, but what does this mean? Here’s what we know: