Race Is On to Clean Up Hydraulic Fracturing

New York Times: Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has raised fears around the world that the procedure needed to coax shale oil and gas out of tightly packed rock could cause pollution damaging to human health. The process uses huge amounts of water, and environmentalists, landowners and others worry that drinking-water supplies could be contaminated. “Our concern is with maintaining the quality of the water in our streams and preventing groundwater contamination,” said George Jugovic Jr., president of Citizens......

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