Reheis-Boyd incorrect about fracking

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 1, 2014 - 9:04 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014 - 9:17 am

Re "No evidence that fracking leads to earthquakes" (Another View, March 30): Injection wells for water disposal go hand-in-hand with fracking because so much polluted waste is created that it's become the disposal process of choice for the industry.

Evidence shows those injection wells stimulate earthquakes. If fracking is as innocuous as Catherine Reheis-Boyd claims, then the practice will continue once studies are complete in 2015. There is a strong correlation between seismic activity in places like Ohio and Texas, and saying fracking is not real is disingenuous at best.

It takes a lot of water to frack a well. The oil industry is planning thousands of frack and well stimulation sites, and each site will likely be fracked or stimulated at least three times. The cumulative water use will mount into the tens of millions of gallons, and that water will be permanently polluted.

-- Anna D., Sacramento

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