Fracking is a safe drilling technique

Hydraulic fracturing is a safe drilling technology that has helped boost domestic oil and natural gas production, writes retired Maj. Gen. Bill Hodgkins, former director of plans at the North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. The use of fracking to extract oil and gas from shale formations could also reshape the country's energy future, which in turn would generate millions of jobs and revenue and reduce energy imports, Hodgkins writes.

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