Vermont Says, ‘Don’t Frack on Me’
Vermont has become the first U.S. state to ban fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, the controversial practice used to extract natural gas from the ground by injecting water, sand and chemicals deep into the Earth to crack shale rock, which frees oil and gas.
Proponents claim that fracking is producing energy and jobs, but critics fear the chemicals are seeping into the groundwater. The process is also suspected of causing mild earthquakes.
“This is a big deal,” says Governor Peter Shumlin. “This will ensure that we do not inject chemicals into groundwater in a desperate pursuit for energy.”
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