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WHAT IS FRACKING? AND WHY ENDANGER THE UNITED KINGDOM?

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U.K. Proposes to Frack One-Half of Great Britain

What is hydraulic fracturing?

Fracking (aka, hydraulic fracturing or industrial gas drilling) is a dangerous way of getting oil and gas and a shortsighted energy strategy. It’s poisoning our air and water and on its way to jeopardizing the health of millions of Americans and people all across the globe.

Since the United States started fracking, here is their governments definition of this dangerous practice. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hydraulic fracturing is a process to stimulate a natural gas, oil, or geothermal energy well to maximize the extraction. The technique of hydraulic fracturing is used to increase the rate at which fluids, such as petroleum, water, or natural gas can be recovered from subterranean natural reservoirs. Reservoirs are typically porous sand-stones, lime-stones or dolomite rocks, but also include “unconventional reservoirs” such as shale rock or coal beds. Hydraulic fracturing…

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