Fracking: The High Cost of Cheap Gas

Fracking, the process of extracting natural gas and oil from underground rock formations, has been touted as a way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and lower energy costs. However, the pursuit of this cheap gas comes at a high price. Fracking has been linked to environmental problems such as water contamination, air pollution, and increased seismic activity. Additionally, the process can result in the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas with a 25 times greater global warming potential than carbon dioxide. These consequences underscore the need for careful consideration and regulation of fracking operations to mitigate its negative impacts on the environment and human health.