Where is Hydraulic Fracturing Taking Place?
Hydraulic Fracturing is most common on the eastern side of United States. This is because most wells drill into the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale is a rock bed that is located only in the eastern states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Fracking is occurring in 28 different states currently. But the government believes that they will not stop there. They expect wells to be discoverd all around the world and start in every state in the United States. About three to five wells are drilled every day, so the numbers are increasing rapidly, to the point where no one can stop them. Is fracking going to take the world by surprise and end up being the environment's savior, or is it going to destroy the little bit of nature we have left?