The fracking controversy

Associated Press
In this photograph taken by AP Images for FrackNation, this new eye-opening billboard was unveiled today in natural-gas rich New York near the Pennsylvania border. The aggressive billboard shatters claims by environmentalists and anti-fracking filmmaker Josh Fox, that natural gas production has caused local tap water to become flammable. The billboard promotes the controversial documentary FrackNation, which is being called ‘an answer to Gasland.’ The

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Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is used to extract oil from deep within the earth. However, there are concerns fracking may contaminate groundwater. Three unusual earthquakes that shook a suburb west of Dallas also appear to be connected to the past disposal of wastewater from local hydraulic fracturing operations, a report claims.

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