Hydraulic Fracturing  



Sciesunrisentific findings document that the earth’s climate is being altered, that human activity is the likely cause and that continuing to emit greenhouse gases into earth’s atmosphere will bring many dangerous changes in the global climate system during the 21st century. Burning fossil fuels (oil, coal, gas) to produce energy for industry, buildings and transportation is a primary source of greenhouse gas emissions. Deep-water oil drilling, hydraulic fracturing for gas, mountain-top removal and underground mining for coal all pose hazards to the human St. Francis of Assisicommunity and the environment.



Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas




Hydrofracking 101                                    


Diocesan Public Policy Testimony on Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations


New York State Catholic Conference Public Comments


Hydrofracking Background Paper


8 Week Bulletin Series




"At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God's creation and the one human family....about protecting both the human environment and the natural environment." (U.S. Catholic Bishops 2001)