• Fracking

last modified July 1, 2016 by strypey


Uncontested Facts about Fracking

  • 'Fracking' is the common name for Hydraulic Fracturing, a process used by the fossil fuel extraction industry to release more oil and gas from wells that are near to exhaustion, or reserves which are difficult to access in the first place.
  • Fracking is known to influence faults, triggering earthquakes

Claims and Counterclaims about Fracking

 

 1. Fracking can pollute groundwater.

1. Fracking happens to deep in the ground to affect groundwater.

 2. Fracking involves pumping toxic chemicals into the ground 2. Although fracking used some troubling chemicals in the early days, the substances used now are everyday household chemicals.

 

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