Drilling & Fracturing
Fracking vs. watering lawns: the real guzzler of water
In the last 65 years, the technology behind hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" has been improved to the point that it is used to complete virtually every oil and natural gas well in the United States. Without fracking, the U.S. would not be able to access its vast bounty of oil and natural gas contained in shale deposits.
Unfortunately, some environmental groups have alleged that fracking should be stopped for a variety of reasons. Some of these activists are so hyper-focused on hydraulic fracturing that they even call themselves "fractivists."