Environmental Impacts

Fracking poses tremendous danger to our environment.  It increases air pollution and the incidence of earthquakes.  The toxic chemicals used in the fracking process contaminate water and can spread during flooding.  Truck traffic to and from wells not only ruins our roads, but increases the prevalence of serious accidents.  Fracking has the potential to spoil our most precious natural resources and perhaps the most serious consequence of all is that methane, the primary component of national gas, is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. 

All of these dangers are compounded because our government exempts the gas companies from many regulations.

To learn more and these and other dangers, please go to the following articles:


Air Pollution

Drilling in the Catskill Park

Drilling in the Delaware River Basin



Global Warming

Liquid Propane Gas


Water Contamination

Regulatory Exemptions






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