Why is Fracking dangerous for the Environment?
Fracking brings rampant environmental and economic problems to communities across the country. Scientists now believe that natural gas is likely worse than coal in terms of driving global climate change in the coming decades.
Fracking accidents and leaks pollute rivers, streams and underground sources of drinking water. Regions with heavy drilling and fracking have elevated levels of smog and other airborne pollutants, including some carcinogens. Communities in these regions also face an onslaught of heavy truck traffic — often either laden with dangerous chemicals used in drilling and fracking or with the resulting toxic waste.