“More than 4 million oil and gas related wells have been drilled in the United States since development of these energy resources began nearly 150 years ago. At least 2 million of these have been hydraulically fracture-treated…” —U.S. Department of Energy 

"Fracking" was first used in the 1940's, and has since produced more than seven billion barrels of oil and 600 trillion cubin feet of natural gas. 

And in that time, there have been no confirmed cases of groundwater contamination from hydraulic fraturing itself.


Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar -- “(Hydraulic fracturing) is creating an energy revolution in the United States. I would say to everybody that hydraulic fracturing is safe.”

Former Energy Undersecretary David Garman -- “We are in the midst of a great policy reset. Our energy policy heretofore had been based on scarcity is now confronting tremendous abundance. The shale gas boom … is cause for a tremendous celebration.”