Industry Reps Compare Anti-Fracking Groups To Insurgents
The contentious debate over hydrofracking has led to harsh words from both sides, and anti-fracking groups often compare the presence of natural gas companies to outside forces occupying their land. New information reveals that the industry representatives also consider the hydrofracking fight similar to a war — in which those opposing them are insurgents.
Hydraulic fracturing releases natural gas by pumping massive quantities of water and chemicals into the ground to crack the shale. Many people have called for stricter regulations or state-by-state bans on hydrofracking because of environmental and safety concerns, but the industry has pushed back.