Fracking itself isn't the problem at all (except the distinct possibility
of stimulating earthquakes). The problem is inadequate quality control
in the lining of the boreholes - especially where they penetrate
sensitive geologic formations such as aquifers. The other points of
trouble are what to do with the waste, how to conserve water resources,
and traffic, noise etc problems. For instance, I don't think you'd do
any fracking directly under the White House, or the Empire State
Building. But what about Uncle Al's farm in the wilds of Ohio? What
consideration to his farming, drinking water protection, traffic and
noise for his neighbors?
Why not under the Whitehouse? You would never know it.
Can anyone point to cases where fracking did all (or part) of the above
Until there is a history of problem, don't go hysterical. They have been
doing it for decades, so if there were problems, there would be cases of
problems to study.
-- Jim in NC