Fracking doesn’t lead to contaminated water, according to a new study by researchers published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Using a collection of agricultural waste, called biochar, scientists are able to filter chemical-laced frac water and remove impurities before the water is returned to the surface, according to a new study by the Southwest Research Institute and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The oil and gas industry scored another victory on Aug. 28 with a new report showing little environmental impact as a result of fracking in California, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Frac sand mining in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin may soon resume again after a year-long moratorium expires at the end of August, according to Wisconsin Public Radio.
With fracking increasing and coal-fired electricity generation dwindling, the newly revamped energy process could be helping the environment.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced on June 2, a new proposal to limit the carbon dioxide emission by 30 percent from the levels at 2005 to 2030.
As hydraulic fracturing grows, the demand for fracking fluid is likely to increase. As these industries get bigger, it is likely communities will ask for further transparency about the chemicals used during fracking.