“Not in my backyard,” say those opposed to hydraulic fracturing sites. Horizontal hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, may generate noise, dust, and light pollution, as well as road damage that can be a nuisance to residents located near sand mining or well drilling sites. It should be noted that these nuisances desist within a few weeks once wells are completed. In response to temporary bothers, local communities and fracking companies have cooperated with each other to minimize negative externalities and maximize economic growth. In this video, Isaac Orr explains the crucial role that oil and natural gas play in the extraction, production, and transportation of raw and intermediate materials necessary for an advance and prosperous society.
SOURCE: The Heartland Institute
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