California Fracking Lawsuit Charges State Has Done Insufficient Job Of Regulating Practice

California Fracking Lawsuit Charges State Has Done Insufficient Job Of Regulating Practice

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Schematic depiction of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, showing main possible environmental effects. Hydraulic fracturing is the propagation of fractures in a rock layer by a pressurized fluid. Fracking, the latest craze in the quest to produce oil and gas, has been blamed for environmental problems ranging from flammable tap water to minor earthquakes. Now a new risk is emerging: sand mining. To squeeze hydrocarbons out of shale through hydraulic fracturing of the rock, the process known as fracking, producers need to pump an enormous amount of sand into the ground. Image source: ©© Mikenorton / Wikipedia

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An environmental group has filed suit against the state of California for doing what it deemed an insufficient job of regulating the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

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Fracking, the latest craze in the quest to produce oil and gas, has been blamed for environmental problems ranging from flammable tap water to minor earthquakes. Now a new risk is emerging: sand mining. To squeeze hydrocarbons out of shale through hydraulic fracturing of the rock, the process known as fracking, producers need to pump an enormous amount of sand into the ground.

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