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'''Fracking''', also called hydraulic fracturing, is a process that involves the injection of pressurised fluid into rock strata to release fossil fuels such as petroleum, natural gas, shale gas and coal seam gas. '''Fracking''', also called hydraulic fracturing, is a process that involves the injection of pressurised fluid into rock strata to release fossil fuels such as petroleum, natural gas, shale gas and coal seam gas.
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 +* Over 3,500,000 gallons of water are used when fracking a single well.
 +* Drilling emits Nitrogen Oxide & Volatile Organic Compounds, resulting in destructive surface smog.
 +* Over 80,000 pounds of chemicals are injected into the earth's crust to frack each well.
 +* A loophole in the '05 Energy Bill exempts gas drillers from EPA guidelines like the Clean Water Act.
 +* Researchers suspect 65 of the compounds used in Fracking are hazardous to human health
 +* Fracking Fluid calls for 2 million gallons of H20, transported by up to 100 water- haulers
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Fracking, also called hydraulic fracturing, is a process that involves the injection of pressurised fluid into rock strata to release fossil fuels such as petroleum, natural gas, shale gas and coal seam gas.

  • Over 3,500,000 gallons of water are used when fracking a single well.
  • Drilling emits Nitrogen Oxide & Volatile Organic Compounds, resulting in destructive surface smog.
  • Over 80,000 pounds of chemicals are injected into the earth's crust to frack each well.
  • A loophole in the '05 Energy Bill exempts gas drillers from EPA guidelines like the Clean Water Act.
  • Researchers suspect 65 of the compounds used in Fracking are hazardous to human health
  • Fracking Fluid calls for 2 million gallons of H20, transported by up to 100 water- haulers

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