An Inconvenient Truth About Fracking

Reported By on 2013-12-26 

 “…A new study by the University of Texas found the [fracking] process actually saves water and prevents droughts. ‘The bottom line is that hydraulic fracturing, by boosting natural gas production and moving the state from water-intensive coal technologies, makes our electric power system more drought-resilient,’ Bridget Scanlon, senior research scientist at UT’s Bureau of Economic Geology, said. For every gallon of water used by fracking, Texas saved 33 gallons by using that water to produce electricity from natural gas instead of coal.”

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