Just Being a Realist Here Posted at 11:05 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 27 Every time you produce energy, you hurt the environment in some fashion. Any time you extract fossil fuels from the earth, you get a hazardous reaction. That's why I wasn't shocked to read still one more negative story about the hazards of fracking, and how it's causing tremors in the Eagle Ford shale as oil company after oil company discovers more and more fuel in the ground -- 600,000 barrels per day, to be precise. Now, I am not saying that earthquakes and tremors mean nothing. They need to be monitored. I am not saying, "I love fossil fuels and I think we should drill, baby, drill."