New rules from the Obama administration help the fight against fracking.
Many call the measures too little too late, since the rules would only require the oil and gas companies to disclose the chemical cocktails after fracking operations began, not before. Additionally, a majority of the fracking sites exist on private land and would be exempt from these proposed rules. They aren’t going to help anytime soon either, they are open for public comment for 60 days and if approved will likely go into effect late this year.
While energy independence is important for national security, there are many ways to achieve that goal. Renewable energy is an optimal pathway, just like more efficient cars or electric vehicles, each of these could help lessen our need for fossil fuels. Whatever we do, ruining the drinking water and poisoning our air will only cause more serious issues for generations to come. Do your part, reduce your energy consumption and try to help create a sustainable earth, then fracking won’t be a profitable venture any longer.