What they are Saying

Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

“We did say we did not have evidence of widespread systemic impacts on DW. We did clearly identify that there are potential
mechanisms in the water system where impacts could occur, but also opportunities for offsetting those by taking the right
preventative measures (right way to construct a well). “
Q&A of the House E&C Hearing.

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.”

Bryan Burrough, New York Times

“One could argue that, except for the Internet, the most important technological advance of the last two decades has been
hydraulic fracturing, widely known as fracking. Practically overnight, it seems, this drilling technique has produced so much oil and
gas beneath American soil that we are at the brink of something once thought unattainable: true energy independence.”

Dan Tormey, Hydrologist, Geochemist, Civil Engineer

“The oil and gas development that’s been facilitated by these new technologies – hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, the ability
to precisely locate within the (geologic) formation where you’re drawing from – has brought undeniable benefits to the United

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

“The Bakken boom is a perfect example of how new and improved technology is allowing industry to tap previously inaccessible
or unknown energy resources to create jobs, decrease our dependence on foreign oil and grow our economy. … Working hand
in hand with industry, we have an opportunity to use innovative technologies to capture natural gas to power more homes with
cleaner American-made energy, while reducing methane emissions and cutting carbon pollution.”

The California Council on Science and Technology

“There are no publicly reported instances of potable water contamination from subsurface releases in California… Well stimulation
technologies, as currently practiced in California, do not result in a significant increase in seismic hazard… Overall, in California, for
industry practice of today, the direct environmental impacts of well stimulation practice appear to be relatively limited.” – July 2016
CCST Independent Report: Advanced Well Stinulation Technologies in California

U.S. Energy Information Administration

“Recent U.S. production growth has centered largely in a few key regions and has been driven by advances in the application of
horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies.”


A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows that unconventional oil and gas production in some areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, and
Texas is not currently a significant source of methane or benzene to drinking water wells. These production areas include the Eagle
Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations, which are some of the largest sources of natural gas in the country and have
trillions of cubic feet of gas. – May 31, 2017, USGS Study: Unconventional Oil and Gas Production Not Currently Affecting Drinking
Water Quality