April 9 2013
FACT SHEET: Fracking and the Clean Energy Boom
New advancements in fracking technology have sparked an affordable, clean energy boom that has led to newly created jobs, lower energy prices, and has significantly reduced America's carbon emissions. Despite its benefits, misinformation regarding fracking has led some to lobby against its use.
Natural gas is a relatively low-carbon energy source and with proper oversight, the fracking process can impose minimal disruption to our natural resources. Americans should learn more about this process and welcome its use and expansion.
In this fact sheet, learn the answers to these questions:
What is hydraulic fracturing?
Is fracking safe?