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We know that more must be done to reduce the impacts that increased fracking operations are having on our air, water, health and climate. (Source)

League of Conservation Voters

Fracking negatively impacting air, water, health, and climate? We’re gonna give that a Mostly No. Increased use of natural gas (produced through fracking) for electricity generation has helped drop carbon dioxide levels to 25-year lows, while sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from electricity production dropped 73 percent from 2006 to 2015. Gas-fired power plants emit just trace amounts of sulfur dioxides, carbon dioxide, and volatile organic compounds compared to other fossil fuels used for electricity generation.  Fracking also accounts for less than 1 percent of total U.S. freshwater use, and there is no evidence of the process being linked to widespread contamination of groundwater.

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