Fracking in Canada is highly regulated, with extensive governmental oversight and self-imposed industry best-practices.
The risks that hydraulic fracturing poses to air appear to be modest and manageable with current technologies.
While the numbers may sound large, in terms of how much water it takes to fracture a well, in the grand scheme of things the percentages of total water use are quite small.
The risk of well integrity failures are similar to other areas of risk for hydraulic fracturing—the risks tend to be quite low.
There’s never a dull moment in the debate over the safety of hydraulic fracturing.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found no evidence that hydraulic fracturing led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.
New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, seems poised to follow through on a campaign promise to institute a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.