Learn the facts about fracking and why critics arguments have no basis in reality.
- Regulatory agents inspect every phase of drilling and construction of the many layers of steel casing and cement, which separate the production well from the earth.
- Critics often harp on the supposed dangers of contaminating water supplies. But the key phase of drilling through the water table involves only air or water or clay; afterward, many layers of steel casing and cement are installed to protect the bore — making it physically impossible for the drilling or fracking process to affect any drinking water.
- Once drilling is complete, the rig moves out and the “well-completion” crew arrives to “frack,” “flow-back” and cap the well.