Energy Panel Wants Answers On Gas Fracking

National Public Radio: A Department of Energy panel hopes new recommendations "” if implemented "” will restore the public's trust in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" for natural gas. In the last few years, fracking has brought new life to old gas fields around the country. Most of the increasing production comes from dense layers of shale deep underground. By pumping huge deep underground amounts of water, along with smaller amounts of chemicals and sand, drillers can force gas out of shale. Due in part to fracking,......

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