Focus On Fracking Diverts Attention From Horizontal Drilling

National Public Radio: Mention the recent surge in oil and natural gas production in the U.S. and one word comes to mind for a lot of people: "fracking." Hydraulic fracturing is a controversial technique that uses water, sand and potentially hazardous chemicals to break up rock deep underground to release oil and natural gas. But there's another technology that is just as responsible for drilling booms happening across the country: horizontal drilling. Environmental Consequences Horizontal drilling and fracking......

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