Bird’s eye view of Texas fracking causes rumble
An aerial photo taken on August 3rd of fracking operations in Texas has caused a rumble online, drawing 20,000 views on the photo sharing site, Flckr.
The photo, posted by Amy Youngs, carries the inscription:
Modern-day hydraulic fracturing was first developed in Texas’ Barnett Shale. As of 2011, the state led the nation with over 100,000 gas wells – many of which have involved fracking in recent years. The water-intensive process is being questioned as Texas faces drought conditions.
See an interactive image of the above fracking operations in google maps.