This story is a good follow up to recent radio shows exploring the pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing and domestic gas exploration in general. We'd had some great experts come on and talk to us from both industry support and opposition.
There's mixed data coming from both sides. Proponents of fracking claim there's been no major contamination with over 10,000 sites drilled. However, countering their claims are stories like this, and there's many of them, documenting at least low-level spills around sites.
We like domestic energy--the positive impact on our economy and jobs. We see natural gas as a great bridge between dirtier fossil-fuel sources and a clean-energy driven economy. We dislike fracking heavy use of unknown chemicals (that is soon to change, as you will learn listening in to some of our shows), and their pouring of millions of gallons of water, some of which is quite sparse, particularly out West, deep into the ground.
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