Americans could be forgiven for thinking fracking poses an inherent threat to groundwater.
The anti-fossil fuel “Keep It in the Ground” movement has waged a multimillion-dollar campaign to convince the public of that exact claim, even though there has never been any evidence to support the accusation.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A major study of the potential health effects of industrial sand mining in western Wisconsin concludes the industry is unlikely to have a negative impact on most residents. The report indicates that harmful health effects are unlikely to result from the frac sand industry's influence on air quality, groundwater quality and land reclamation.
Two recent reports on Ohio’s wastewater injection well program discredit chronic allegations by opponents of hydraulic fracturing. These include claims that the creation of such wells leads directly to earthquakes, and that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has neglected to establish proper regulations to keep Ohioans safe.
Fairmount Santrol recently completed a study of crystalline silica concentrations in the ambient air in the Menomonie community. The study found that the PM 4 crystalline silica concentrations in the Menomonie area are very low — well within the background concentration range