Over the past decade, the United States has seen a renaissance in energy development. New and improved technologies have unlocked oil and gas resources that previously were inaccessible. The result has been a tremendous upswing in domestic energy production that has turned the tide away from a dangerous dependence on foreign energy sources. Hydraulic Fracturing has played a key role in this process. The hydraulic fracturing practice, commonly referred to as “fracking”, is a safe, well-proven technique that has been successfully used over a million times for over 60 years. In recent years, it’s use has been expanded and perfected and is now unlocking oil and gas resources that give the United States tremendous leverage and flexibility in the worldwide energy marketplace.