It depends on how you want to frame it. But a new study provides no evidence that it does.
In North Carolina, of course.
No place blessed with an abundance of natural gas is safe from the possibility of fracking — not even cemeteries. In Texas, the president of the cemetery association has already been selling the gas underneath his graveyard, the Centre Daily …
You will basically be rewarded for not reading this post to the end.
A survey from the University of Texas indicates that nearly two-thirds of Americans aren't familiar with fracking – even as anecdotes about negative effects pile up.
Of course, those counties are the ones sitting over the necessary shale formation. But it's a perpetuation of a long-difficult link between pollution and poverty.
Key word there: temporarily.
A report from ProPublica reveals that the state's booming economy has resulted in tens of thousands of gallons of spilled oil and wastewater.
Spiking demand for a bean used in the fracking process has been a huge boon for farmers in rural India -- but it's caused Halliburton's profits to tumble. (Don't worry. They'll survive.)