What the Frack?

by Rachel Gertz

In case you ever wondered what the fracking deal was with hydraulic fracking…I couldn’t help myself with the pun; it was unavoidable.

An interactive look at the dangers of fracking, aka injecting steam into rock or shale to release gas deep within the earth.

Most infographics try to explain a concept by taking loads of information and morphing them into maps and diagrams that really don’t really decode the information any better. This infographic makes those others look like a kindergarten sandbox.

Fracking sounds titillating and represents the possibility of energy independence, but wait till you hear the rest of the story (as researched by Josh Fox).


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