Advances in the drilling technology mean that fracking for natural gas is now in more communities across the US then ever before. With an increase in fracking production, comes great responsibility for the fracking industry as a whole. Some companies have been drilling for decades, while other companies are new to the process. “Drilling for natural gas in itself doesn’t pose a threat to air and water quality, if it’s done properly.”
Fracking also known as hydraulic fracturing or drilling for Shale is the process that drilling companies go through to release natural gas from Shale rock formations. There are many different types of Shale, all of which are deep beneath the earth’s surface.
It’s important to remember that developing energy from shale must be done safely and responsibly. In order to enforce safety, a number of state and federal laws are address in every step of the fracking process. In addition to government oversight, the industry has initiatives to evaluate and advance operations and procedures.
Safe and responsible development doesn’t just happen, it’s the efforts of the oil and gas industry to be responsible and the government to intervene if need be. Drilling should work with the community, support the community, and give back to the community.