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Environmental issues related to fracking

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Published in Journal of World Energy Law and Business. 2021, vol. 41, no. jwaa039
Abstract Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ overlays a major industrial operation on the land in areas where shale and tight hydrocarbon resources can be exploited. Every aspect of the fracking operation can cause environmental damage, although the damage from any individual well is both unlikely and usually fairly limited. Such damage has been extensively documented, giving the impression that fracking activity is bad for the environment. There is no yes or no answer to the question ‘Is fracking harmful to the environment’; rather, it is an issue that must be resolved politically rather than scientifically.
Keywords Hydraulic fracturingFrackingOil and gas exploitation
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Research group Reservoir Geology and Sedimentary Basin Analyses
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CARMALT, Samuel Woolsey, MOSCARIELLO, Andrea. Environmental issues related to fracking. In: Journal of World Energy Law and Business, 2021, vol. 41, n° jwaa039. doi: 10.1093/jwelb/jwaa039 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:147122

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