Hydraulic Fracking Process

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Since the rise in popularity of hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling in 2000, a method used to extract natural gases, 30 states in the United States have decided to allow this unconventional process. There are many benefits to using the natural gases, they are a cleaner fuel source than coal, there is an abundance of the gas, and it provides energy independence for the U.S. But there are also noted draw backs, such as emissions of carbon dioxide and methane, impacts are seen on air and water quality, and health effects for humans and animals in the areas fracking takes place. Fracking was made possible by the Mitchell Energy company in 1997, it made the extraction of shale gas affordable. The process involves injecting millions
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