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Facts on Hydraulic Fracturing Process

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 17, 2011

Exxon hydraulic fracturing press release quotes multiple studies on the safety of fracking wells.

“What’s most important about hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”), the study found, is ensuring that proper well design and water-handling procedures are rigorously applied at every well.

“ ‘Taken together, state and federal requirements, along with the technologies and practices developed by industry, serve to protect human health and help reduce environmental impacts from shale gas operations,’ the Ground Water Protection Council said in a primer prepared for the Department of Energy in 2009.”

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