Fracking – Hydraulic Fracturing – Acidizing

History of Coal Use Produced Water from Fracking operations

The fossil fuel game is kept alive with fracking - destroying the planet to drive our cars.

It wasn't that long ago that pundits were bemoaning the end of the fossil fuel age. In the US particularly, domestic fossil fuel production was way down because the US passed it's peak of oil production in 1971, and was well past the natural gas peak. But then Hydraulic Fracturing came along, and now the US is fracking itself to pieces, and working to export fracking technology all around the world.

Hydraulic fracturing pumps a mix of water, sand and highly toxic chemicals underground, breaking the rocks, to suck out those precious hydrocarbons.  America's fossil fuel industry was dying, thanks to peak oil effects, until the powers-that-be greenlighted fracking techniques.

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David Herron : David Herron is a writer and software engineer focusing on the wise use of technology. He is especially interested in clean energy technologies like solar power, wind power, and electric cars. David worked for nearly 30 years in Silicon Valley on software ranging from electronic mail systems, to video streaming, to the Java programming language, and has published several books on Node.js programming and electric vehicles.

Fracking – Hydraulic Fracturing – Acidizing

History of Coal Use Produced Water from Fracking operations
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