Thursday, May 30, 2013

Fracking Knowledge Lacking

Apparently (via The Dish), 67% of Americans don't really know what fracking is.  Fracking is hydraulic fracturing, the process of blasting a high pressure mix of water and chemicals into rock formations deep in the earth to release hydrocarbons - oil and gas.  Fracking is one of the most important technological developments in years and could lead to United States' energy independence.  Fracking has serious pros - low energy prices, less dependence on foreign oil, and economic growth - and cons - sustained reliance on oil and gas rather than alternative energy sources, and the potential for irreparable environmental damage.   Fracking is an issue too important to ignore.

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