Report | Environment Colorado Research and 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 state and country at risk. This report quantifies the total impacts on our air, water and climate over the last decade.

Report | Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center

Fracking by the Numbers

Over the past decade, the oil and gas indus- try has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and gas in underground rock formations across the United States.