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Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America’s water supply?

In the debate over energy resources, natural gas is often considered a “lesser-of-evils”. While it does release some greenhouse gases, natural gas burns cleaner than coal and oil, and is in plentiful supply—parts of the U.S. sit above some of the largest natural gas reserves on Earth. But a new boom in natural gas drilling, a process called “fracking”, raises concerns about health and environmental risks.

We recommend to watch this video and see some of the potential risks:


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One thought on “Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America’s water supply?

  1. In some areas it already has. You can likely Expect the Sabine River in Texas to be a dead polluted stream in a few years at the present rate of run off from such operations.

    Posted by J | January 1, 2012, 8:51 pm

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