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"New techniques and technologies used in fracking are more intensive and riskier than conventional drilling, making the process more dangerous than ever."

Americans Against Fracking

Contrary to what activist groups like Americans Against Fracking claim, fracking is not a new technology. First used around 70 years ago, even modern hydraulic fracturing techniques have been in use since the 1980s. A testament to the decades of use and improvement of this process, fracking has been proven not to pose a major risk to groundwater resources and is stringently regulated at the local, state and federal levels. Further, advancements such as horizontal drilling require fewer well pads, minimizing the surface impacts associated with fracking.

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