Drought forces environmentalists to rethink California fracking

Drought forces environmentalists to rethink California fracking

Orange County Register | July 01, 2015 | by David Lavance

The truth is that the fracking facts are in. With the current drought situation, fracking in California has never been more under attack. The problem that still remains however, is a solution for any viable alternatives. The need to find alternatives for fossil fuels is up for little debate, but the advances in wind, solar and other natural sources are decades away from any sort of practical implementation. The cleanest fossil fuel is natural gas and banning California fracking just makes us more dependent on worse energy sources. A few of the key facts that should drastically change the public’s view on fracking, are that prominent environmentalists are accepting it, its use of water is being exaggerated and isn’t a new or untested practice. To view more truths and misconceptions on fracking, click here.

Turning to such exaggerated tactics as siting the drought as a reason to not frack is misguided. The numbers don’t lie; the entire energy sector is only responsible for 0.01 percent of the nation’s overall water use. The constant misdirection only shows the desperation of the anti-fracking movement.

Everyday, those in the energy independence community are searching for and implementing “best practices” procedures to ensure the safety of fracking. Despite the new and increased scrutiny from environmentalists, this practice has been a part of this country since 1950.

In efforts toward Green fracking, California is working with Silicon Valley, the Research Triangle and Boston to develop newer technologies to increase the viability of cleaner fracking practices.

Source: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fracking-667566-energy-water.html

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