Frack or Bust
"Frack no!" is the rallying cry of citizens opposed to high-volume hydrofracking. According to Time magazine, fracking, a natural gas extraction method where thousands of gallons of chemically laced water are injected into wells at high pressure, was the environmental issue of 2011.
Public forums (including the media) tend to stress the potential for environmental damage, while many communities assume that local growth and jobs may compensate for harm. Now a growing number of planners and citizens are questioning the validity and extent of the claimed economic benefit of resource extraction.
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