The most recent in a series of supposedly ecologically disastrous, self-inflected civilization-wrecking nightmares of western industrial society.
That hydraulic fracturing should be described in hyperbolic terms embedded in hyper-inflated rhetoric is no surprise. After all, this is a civilization which tied itself into knots about such non-issues as cholesterol in eggs, alar in apples, brain tumors from cell phone use and EM Radiation poisoning from high-tension electric transmission lines.
Hydraulic fracturing is not a new technique – it has been practiced since 1949. It’s use is widespread with hydraulic stimulations having been used for oil & gas wells on over One Million wells in 27 states and many countries. Counting multiple fracturing stages in each well, there have been approximately Two Million fracture stimulations.