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Proposed Rules on Fracking Gain Cautious Praise

Published: 
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 6:00pm
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Energy

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial process of shooting water, sand and chemicals underground to retrieve oil or natural gas trapped in shale rock, has made plenty of headlines in recent years. But the drilling process involves many other steps beyond breaking up rock — and several opportunities for things to go wrong.