Skip to comments.Fracking Leads To Cleaner Air
Posted on 09/18/2013 2:41:27 PM PDT by raptor22
Carbon emissions in the U.S. have hit a 20-year low due to a supposedly environmentally unfriendly drilling technique that has created an abundance of cheap natural gas. The free market, it seems, does it better than the EPA.
Environmentalists find themselves between shale rock and a hard place after a little noticed technical report documented how the natural gas boom caused by the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has actually helped the environment in a major way while also creating jobs and economic growth.
In the report, the U.S. Energy Information Agency, a part of the Energy Department, said that energy-related U.S. CO2 emissions for the first four months of this year fell to about 1992 levels. EIA estimates that full-year emissions will be the lowest since at least 1995.
The untold story is that this has been achieved by the free market and private-sector technology, not government mandates.
Fracking is a process involving the high-pressure injection of fluids, mainly water with a few chemical additives, to fracture the porous shale rock found in huge formations in the Northeast and Rocky Mountain West. This allows the release and extraction of the oil and gas trapped inside the rock.
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That’s good. We need all the fracking clean air we can get!
Oil and NatGas producers are not going to waste product after spending $$$$ to frack it....thus less likely to pollute
While farding leads to purtier faces.
Well, if the enviro-nazis are to be believed (and of course they are not to be believed) it was/is the polluted atmosphere which led to global warming.
Since it may come to pass that , in fact, we are moving into a mini-ice age, we need to go back to doing the things were doing before; aerosol deodorants, no catalytic converters on our vehicle, coal fired plants belching dirt ash filled smoke.........you name it, we are going to need those things to save our lives.