I was cooking a meal recently at my home in Denver, Colorado on my natural gas stove when my mind drifted to the ongoing debate about fracking.

You’ve got to love irony.

Despite the comfort and warmth natural gas provides for many of us, here are the cold facts. Like my family, about 61% of homes in the United States utilize natural gas. Meanwhile, since the 1940’s, 1.2 million wells have been fracked in at least 32 states. But many of us, including myself, are skeptical. We like the comfort and convenience of natural gas, but is fracking safe for our communities and our environment?

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