Another Article Focuses on Improving Fracking Techniques
From The Columbus Dispatch:
Environmentalists have fought fracking over concerns about ground contamination and air emissions. The new “green finish” process does away with the practice of venting or burning off the initial production of wells to clear out impurities such as sand and drilling debris. By capturing impurities before they’re released or burnt off into the air, the process doesn’t disturb the surrounding area nearly as much and doesn’t release methane and other potential pollutants.
“Green” completion is an example of a technology developed by the private sector in response to public and governmental concerns. It’s ultimately a win-win for all, as drillers won’t have to waste the first production of a well to the burn-off process.