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OTHER WORDS FROM frackingfrack, verb (used with or without object)
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Her work there included extensive coverage of the Aurora movie theater massacre and its aftermath, the early days of marijuana legalization and the rise of fracking.
Natural gas prices decreased over that time, too, though by a lesser amount—32 percent—but that’s due to the recent fracking boom and not a longer term trend like that seen in renewables, the article states.Solar power got cheap. So why aren’t we using it more?|Ula Chrobak|January 28, 2021|Popular Science
Other possible moves include tightening rules on the conventional pollutants that come from coal burning, such as mercury, and imposing strict new limits on methane emissions from fracking and on tailpipe emissions from cars.
When employment spikes, as it did in the fracking boom, births tend to rise also.How Much Do We Really Care About Children? (Ep. 447)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 14, 2021|Freakonomics
To make matters worse, the energy industry had been pursuing a two-decades-long expansion in fracking.
Fracking, in this regard, is no different from gypsum mining, or some kinds of industrial agriculture.
But they are serious: what large-scale fracking does is change small farm towns into industrial sites.
The petroleum industry has depicted fracking as a few antiseptic drills dug on peaceful farmland.
But those incidents are due to mistakes and leaks, not proper fracking procedures.
That can happen, according to the report, when (flammable) methane leaks out of fracking wells and into drinking water.