That's a LE-OH NO! on so many levels. Study after study (after study) has proven fracking not to be a major risk to drinking water, not to mention the massive drop in CO2 and other emissions thanks to the increased use of abundant natural gas (made possible by fracking). Along with being wrong about health issues, the socialist senator is misleading the public by claiming fracking is causing “more earthquakes.” Most of the discussion around induced earthquakes has focused on wastewater injection, a process that is entirely separate from hydraulic fracturing. Sanders’ final claim about the potential explosiveness of fracking puts to rest any doubts about how little he knows about the process. Pumping a mixture of mostly water and sand to fracture rock more than a mile underground is a much different image than what this particular socialist wants us to visualize with his “highly explosive” comment.
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