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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

The combination of two technologies – hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – has enabled the oil and gas industry to engage in an effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States. “Fracking,” however, has also led to tremendous environmental harm and put the health and safety of communities across the country at risk.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Report quantifies harm to water, land and climate from decade of dirty drilling

n a single year, fracking wells across the country released at least 5.3 billion pounds of the potent greenhouse gas methane, as much global warming pollution as 22 coal-fired power plants.

The statistic is one of many in a new study by Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center that quantifies the environmental harm caused by more 137,000 fracking wells permitted since 2005.

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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

The combination of two technologies – hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – has enabled the oil and gas industry to engage in an effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States. “Fracking,” however, has also led to tremendous environmental harm and put the health and safety of communities across the country at risk.

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Report | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

We Have the Power

America can address our largest environmental challenges by shifting to 100 percent renewable energy. Renewable energy makes us safer and healthier, protecting our communities from global warming and from hazardous air pollution. Renewable energy reduces the need for dangerous and destructive practices like shipping explosive fuels through our cities, fracking for gas near our water supplies, or razing our mountains to dig up dirty coal.

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News Release | Environment New Mexico Research & Policy Center

Wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply all of our energy

Wind, solar, and other renewable sources now make up just about 10 percent of New Mexico’s and the nation’s energy mix, but transitioning to 100 percent clean energy is both necessary and feasible, experts said today.

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