Why Fracking Is One Of The Most Contentious Issues In America

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Fracking remains one of the most controversial subjects in the country as environmental activists square off against drilling interests over whether safety concerns about the process outweigh economic benefits.

Recently, the USGS produced a study suggesting for the first time a direct link between fracking and groundwater contamination.

Here's a quick guide to how fracking works and what its true costs and benefits are.

 

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