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  • Aug 14, 2013
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    Stay Informed on Energy Issues

    One of the most controversial topics in the energy industry today is fracking. For those unfamiliar with fracking—forget the politics for a moment—it is a drilling technique by which water (generally, process wastewater) is injected into a well under high pressure to induce hydraulic fracturing. This results in a significant increase in the well’s productivity. Proponents point to the large amount of otherwise unobtainable shale gas that can be recovered and the resulting economic and energy-independence benefits. Opponents object to environmental and health risks that have been associated with the technique....More


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