To harvest oil and gas from deep rock layers, the fossil fuel industry uses a process called “slick water” hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking, that uses millions of gallons of water per well laced with sand and a chemical cocktail to fracture the rock and release trapped oil and gas.
To find out more about fracking, water and shale, please visit our FACTS section.
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