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Submission + - It's not fracking theory, it's fracking practice (

chadenright writes: "MSNBC reports on a study that, in theory, fracking should have no harmful environmental contamination; however, in practice, above-ground spills pose greater groundwater contamination threat than the actual fracking operations. It also notes that press has been generally negative. Why can't we give the people who are putting toxic chemicals in our drinking water a break?"

Submission + - Fracking: Not the algorithm, it's the implementation (

chadenright writes: "'A university study asserts that the problems caused by the gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," arise because drilling operations aren't doing it right. The process itself isn't to blame, according to the study, released today by the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.'"

Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.