24 Apr '12, 12am

EPA Steps in on Fracking | Care2 Causes

EPA Steps in on Fracking | Care2 Causes

After years of inaction, the EPA has finally taken an important first step in regulating hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking.” The regulation, announced earlier this week, comes in response to mounting citizen concern and zeros in on air pollution present at fracking sites, particularly volatile organic compounds, toxic benzene and methane. While water and land contamination still need to be addressed, it’s a move in the right direction. Fracking, developed by Halliburton in the 1940s, is a process that, combined with horizontal drilling, breaks up shale deposits deep within the Earth using a mixture of high pressure, chemicals, sand and water in an effort to loosen up and release natural gas buried beneath. Fracking, as it exists today, has been predominantly unregulated, and the EPA is just now learning and quantifying the negative side effects of the...

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