Origin of fracking
shortening and alteration
- a process in which fractures in rocks below the earth's surface are opened and widened by injecting chemicals and liquids at high pressure: used especially to extract natural gas or oil.
Also called frack·ing [frak-ing] /ˈfræk ɪŋ/, hy·dro·frack·ing [hahy-droh-frak-ing] /ˈhaɪ droʊˌfræk ɪŋ/, hy·dro·frac·tur·ing [hahy-droh-frak-cher-ing] /ˈhaɪ droʊˌfræk tʃər ɪŋ/.
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Examples from the Web for fracking
Fracking, in this regard, is no different from gypsum mining, or some kinds of industrial agriculture.
That can happen, according to the report, when (flammable) methane leaks out of fracking wells and into drinking water.
This is, more or less, the position of political conservatives, who have come down firmly on the side of the fracking industry.
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Imagine a world where public opinion takes a sharp turn against say, fracking.The NBA’s War With Donald Sterling Is Just Getting Started
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