How Would You Regulate Fracking?

Which side are you on?
Like it or not, fracking for oil and natural gas is, and will continue to be, an integral part of the US domestic energy policy.

As with any political/economic/social issue, the people at the polar opposites of the spectrum have made their opinions very clear – with regards to fracking, you either love it or hate it. For that purpose we’re trying to reach the people that don’t specifically align their opinions with either end of the spectrum, to find out where they weigh in on the issue.

Most agree that the absence of regulation on fracking and its surrounding practices is negligent, at best. That being said, which issues should receive our attention when it comes to the regulatory environment?

Take a second and vote in the poll below – if your choice isn’t among the options, leave us a comment. Thanks!
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Categories: Fracking

2 Comments

  1. Marc Scanlon
    Marc Scanlon On March 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm Reply

    I would like to discuss with Eli Gruber, how UV can play a role in produced water and flowback water re-use.

  2. Dr. Knudsen
    Dr. Knudsen On April 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Attn: Mr. Gruber
    You and I have spoken many times on the phone; I was the gentleman that brought your company to Gallo as a possible supplier and contractor for their waste water cleanup project.
    Your poll left out the most important and crucial aspect of the FRAC process:
    .1 Methane (CH4 dissolved) Saturation of Fresh Ground Water Supplies
    .2 Butane Saturation of Fresh Ground Water Supplies
    .3 Potassium Chloride Saturation of Fresh Ground Water Supplies
    As you know, the returned FRAC water can be handled with many different solutions that are currently available. What is not clear is the overall effects of GAS saturation of current ground water supplies and their effects on rural areas with a focus on well water and irrigation.
    The push for new FRAC applications such as LPG or use of Propane as a waterless method to the FRAC process; opens a whole new can of worms for the environment and the property owners who are currently using ground source water.
    Many rural towns and farmers are faced now with a toxic and volatile water supply do to FRAC water having heavy dissolved content of Methane, Butane, and Potassium Chloride.
    In my opinion this should be the main focus of cleanup researchers and experts in the field and the focus of an ongoing panel of regulators for the industry.
    Respectfully
    Dr. Knudsen

    nextenergyrevolution@gmail.com

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