Misleading claims from Igas on fracking water usage | Refracktion

misleading claims from Igas on fracking water usage

We addressed the commonly made, but misleading, claim that fracking uses the same amount of water as a golf course in our post http://www.refracktion.com/index.php/youd-think-you-could-trust-the-royal-society/ back in 2013. It seems the Royal Society had blithely published this “factoid” citing the report “Gas Works? Shale gas and its policy implications” by Simon Moore 2012 as its source for this information. However, it turns out that Moore’s report relied on a PR document from Chesapeake Energy in America entitled ‘Water Use in Deep Shale Gas Exploration’

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