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Learn more about Fracking
Fracking is the process of extracting oil or natural gas from shale rock. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which fractures the rock and allows the oil or gas to flow out to a well. While fracking has significantly boosted oil production, there are environmental concerns that the process is contaminating groundwater. See recent fracking news
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I love the job creation and economic growth it's creating, but am very concerned about the long-term effects and lack of disclosure regarding the process. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Berea, OH
There is not enough clear information of pros/cons to make an informed decision. Fracking chemicals should absolutely be made known along with all potential side effects, and affected communities should have the opportunity to vote for themselves. We... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Pasadena, CA
Yes, but there needs to be verifiable evidence that it does not harm the ground water sources before it can be used. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Denver, CO
No absolutely not. all current sites should be shut down and completely cleaned up and restore
to its pristine original conditions. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Brisbane, CA
Concerns are based on sound evidence. Companies need to be controlled in their pursuit of oil at the expense of h2o and peoples health. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Venice, FL
Increase overesight, and scientific monitoring of fracking to determine if the process endangers water supplies, decreases ground stability, or has other harmful environmental effects. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Wilsonville, OR
Some fracking is perfectly harmless, and helpful. It's not a black and white issue, there are degrees of harm done, including none at all. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Wisconsin Dells, WI
No, we would pursue more sustainable energy sources AND it is destroying our environment. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Salt Lake City, UT
Yes, but we need greater safeguards, oversight and strict enforcement, with significant penalties, of companies that damage the environment. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Boerne, TX
If there is an earthquake has it been studied in that Fracking could be the cause??? I believe any company who has the potential to endager live such as the last hazardess waste poisoning of water should pay into a cleanup program (which should remain... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Lawrence, MA
Here again, we have already done damage to our water resources. If we are to proceed, we need more stringent controls (i.e. Europe has done somewhat better than us) & greater taxes on the production side. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Pittsburgh, PA
We must learn more about the outcome related with fracking and the chemicals involved before turning loose an industry which has no goal beyond the bottomline. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Jordan, NY
Fracking should be studied more for it's long term effects. The oil industry has not proved it is environmentally sound.
Lighting tap water on fire says something is amiss.
Ground water is more important. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Tallahassee, FL
Yes, but only if the oil and gas remains in the US. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Arvada, CO
I don't know enough about this issue. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Mchenry, IL
I dont know what this means. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Altoona, IA
Allow only with full disclosure and EPA approval of materials and processes employed, away from highly populated areas, and with ample oversight and immediate redress panels. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Denver, CO
Yes, but with unbiased testing, and not in highly populated areas, and with excessive oversight. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Sun City, AZ
More oversight is needed, and improve methods to insure the environment is protected without polluting the water, etc. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Laveen, AZ
No, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking and we should pursue more sustainable energy sources as well. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Colton, CA
I don't have enough knowledge of the method to give an opinion at the moment. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Beech Grove, IN
Yes natural resouces, no oil. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Tallahassee, FL
I support requiring disclosure of the chemicals used in fracking fluids and removing the oil and gas industry exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Brookline, MA
It depends on what liquids are used for the process (e.g., water vs. chemicals). 4 years ago from a Democrat in Long Island City, NY
Yes if detailed research data is collected and analyzed while using this form of oil extraction. This data should be used to refine and evolve the practice of fracking to make it safer and to understand it's long term effects. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Branson, MO
Yes if it can be done responsibly without harm to neighbors, wildlife or the environment. And they should pay fair taxes as well as pay into a catastropy fund. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Philadelphia, PA
It should be allowed with proper governmental inspections and regulations.
All drilling should be subject to Clean Air and Water Acts. 4 years ago from a Democrat in West Jordan, UT
Yes, but we should also pursue more sustainable energy sources and do more research to measure long term effects of fracking and stop if we find it problematic,. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Southampton, PA
Yes, but with tighter regulation, including full disclosure of all chemicals used, strong precautions against groundwater contamination, and prohibition where the risk of mini-earthquakes in populated areas is great. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Austin, TX
Yes, but there should be enforced regulations to prevent environmental damage. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Ingomar, PA
Yes, but only if it is closely monitored and companies will be held accountable and pay heavy fines if aquifers are damaged or the ground is made unstable. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Knotts Island, VA
Yes, but continue research into long term effects and have companies accept responsibility for environmental problems it may create. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Woodbridge, VA
Yes... this is complicated. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Bala Cynwyd, PA
Yes, as long as we use hydraulic fracking in a way that is safe for the environment. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Gloucester City, PA