Safe fracking? Kansas Strong takes their case on tour

Kansas Oil and Gas Industry

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WICHITA, Kansas – Among the environmentalist community, “fracking” is considered a dirty word. So the organization Kansas Strong is hitting the road in a mobile truck to spread their message that the process is safe.

The process of fracking shoots water and a chemical concoction deep into the ground to loosen rock and free up oil deposits.

Kansas Strong says fracking has been used in Kansas for years.

“Oil is not a dirty word,” says Dick Schremmer, of the Kansas Strong Board of Directors. “There is a big stir about fracking, but we’ve been fracking in Kansas since 1947 and we’ve never had a case of water pollution and no place else in the United States that has ever fracked oil has had a legitimate complaint about water pollution.

The Kansas Strong mobile truck is part of their educational outreach program. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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