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Shale myths

Published: Fri, November 2, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Shale myths

  1. Fracking causes earthquakes.

  2. The oil and gas industry is exempt from oversight.

  3. Fracking will ruin the groundwater.

  4. Natural-gas production in the United State can result in energy independence for the country.

  5. Hydraulic fracturing is a new technology and therefore the risks are unknown.

  6. Drilling for natural gas in ruining roads in rural areas.

  7. Hydraulic fracturing is going to be done in suburban neighborhoods.

  8. Injection wells are poorly regulated.

  9. These companies must be in financial trouble. They come into an area do a bunch of work and then just leave with nothing done for months.

  10. There is no economic benefit to natural-gas drilling.

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