Fracking raises worker salaries and cuts costs for states

Fracking raises worker salaries and cuts costs for states

Washington Examiner | June 16, 2014 | by Washington Examiner Editorial Board

Not counting schools, state and local governments enjoyed 9.5 percent savings on electricity and 21.6 percent on gas, for a total of $720 million. Between public schools and all other operations, fracking has saved state and local governments enough money to hire (or at least to avoid laying off) the equivalent of 25,000 full-time employees. This is to say nothing of the additional tax revenues that fracking has brought to governments in some states.

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