• The Facts

    Ground water remains safe across Texas. The shale being fracked is separated from water supplies by thousands of feet of solid rock and, to date, there has never been a case where fracking contaminated ground water.

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    FRACKING CONTAMINATES THE WATER SUPPLY

  • The Facts

    North Texas has the most extensive air monitoring network and data in the country. For over a decade, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has operated seven continuous air monitors in the Barnett Shale region. A peer-reviewed study analyzing a decade’s worth of air data and found that air quality remains safe and poses no health risk across North Texas communities.

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    FRACKING HARMS AIR QUALITY

  • The Facts

    Southern Methodist University (SMU) researchers have said numerous times that fracking is not the cause of North Texas earthquakes. They and other experts are more focused on underground wastewater disposal, a separate process that’s regulated under a federal EPA program. Other research has focused on natural causes, including drought and Eagle Mountain Lake levels. For the latest information on SMU’s ongoing North Texas earthquake study go to: North Texas Earthquake Study

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    FRACKING CAUSES EARTHQUAKES IN NORTH TEXAS