United Kingdom: Hydraulic fracturing controversy: what a fracking shambles

Guardian: An oilman I know slightly said in the pub that the "flaming taps" problem widely associated with techniques of hydraulic fracturing – fracking – became a problem only after rural folk in Pennsylvania went drilling for oil in their back yards (as Americans do) in an amateur, "mom and pop" fashion. "There's no problem in Texas – folk know about oil drilling in Texas," my oil friend said with adopted Texan pride. A quick glance at any account of the fracking controversy – here's Wiki's summary......

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