Although the results are preliminary (the study is still ongoing) they are a boost to a natural gas industry that has fought complaints from environmental groups and property owners who call fracking dangerous.
- Drilling fluids tagged with unique markers were injected more than 8,000 feet below the surface, but were not detected in a monitoring zone 3,000 feet higher.
- That means the potentially dangerous substances stayed about a mile away from drinking water supplies.
In California, all of our budget woes would easily be solved by fracking, as we have enough oil recoverable by fracking that doing it would turn us into the Saudi Arabia of the West, some experts have said. Let's get fracking.