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In Case You Missed It: USA Today: Editorial: Keep on Fracking

USA Today | April 04, 2016

The campaign trail is unfriendly to nuance, and the argument over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a prime example of a complex issue that gets oversimplified. … Voters deserve a more thoughtful answer. Fracking has gone from an exotic drilling technique to a commonplace procedure that has spurred a remarkable U.S. energy boom and now produces about half of all U.S. oil and gas. This boom has created jobs, boosted domestic manufacturing and brought the USA closer to energy independence. … The idea that fracking is too dangerous ignores science and the experience of tens of thousands of fracked wells. A landmark

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