Presidential candidate and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders renewed his call for a ban on fracking on Wednesday, but how many jobs would disappear if his policy went into place?
natural gas and petroleum from the earth by injecting pressurized liquid into rock formations.
More than 162,000 Americans work in natural gas mining and extraction, according to a 2019 report by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO). More than 625,000 Americans work in the natural gas industry as a whole.
Sanders, a proponent of the Green New Deal, joins with opponents of fracking who say the practice risks leaking contaminants into groundwater and causes earth tremors. He called for a fracking ban while running