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United States Department of Energy Reports That Fracking Continues to Reduce Carbon Emissions Nationwide
The Orange County Register recently reported data showing that hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) is helping make the United States a world leader in reducing carbon emissions – benefitting the environment.
“Over the past 14 years, our carbon emissions are down more than 10 percent. On a per-unit-of-GDP basis, U.S. carbon emissions are down by closer to 20 percent.
“Even more stunning: we’ve reduced our carbon emissions more than virtually any other nation in the world, including most of Europe…The primary reason carbon emissions are falling is because of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking.”
“Thanks to fracking and horizontal drilling technologies, we are producing more natural gas than ever before. Natural gas is a wonder fuel: it is cheap. It is abundant ... And it is clean-burning.”
To read the full article, please visit The Orange County Register. To learn more about the environmental benefits of California energy production, visit our website at www.energyindependenceCA.com.