The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 28, 2015 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Do the claims about earthquakes, water contamination justify fracking bans? New study coming Thursday, October 29

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2015) - On Thursday, October 29, the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining the risks related to hydraulic fracturing (or 'fracking') - the practice of injecting sand, water, and a relatively small quantity of chemicals deep underground at high pressures to extract fossil fuels.

The study, Managing the Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing: An Update, looks beyond the claims of anti-fracking activists and spotlights the latest government and academic research about the actual environmental effects of fracking.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, October 29.

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    Dr. Kenneth P. Green
    Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies
    Fraser Institute

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    Media Relations Specialist
    Fraser Institute
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