Over 1,000 toxic chemicals found in fracking water
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, played a major part in the recovery of the American economy after the 2008 crash. In just a few years, fracking made it possible for the price of oil to go down from $100 per barrel to $63 by the end of 2014. Since then, the number has continued to drop, to limits we were accustomed to in the early 2000s. The financial potential offered by hydraulic fracturing is undeniable, but this increased supply of oil and gas comes at a cost we might not be able to bear.