In 2015, the EPA published a draft assessment report that failed to find evidence of “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States” due to fracking.
10/3/2018 | Forbes— In January, for the first time in 60 years, it was announced that the US had become a net exporter of natural gas. The boom in shale gas exploration over the past decade has left the US with more natural gas than it can use. On top of that, some suggest that “2019 could be the busiest year of LNG” ever, driven by an uptick in large-scale projects. The US has so much gas, in fact, that by 2022 it is predicted to be a net energy exporter, and therefore considered energy independent – for the first time since 1953.
9/5/2018 | Forbes— The U.S. Energy Information Administration released a report on Wednesday offering new evidence supporting the importance of natural gas replacing coal as the leading fuel source for the electricity generation sector of the economy.
8/8/2018 | Energy In Depth— A new Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) report highlights how domestic shale development saved Ohio consumers more than $40 billion from 2006 to 2016 by driving down natural gas prices.
To help in this discussion, we developed an infographic that names some of the commonly used chemicals, explains their role in the fracking process, and lists other places you might find these chemicals in everyday life.