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Published on Jun 25, 2013
Over the past few weeks, we talked to people in communities around Los Angeles and asked them about their thoughts on hydraulic fracturing* ("fracking") and what questions they might have. Here's a small sample of what we found.
Fracking involves drilling a well into shale formations deep underground and injecting millions of gallons of water, chemicals, and sand under high pressure to break open fissures in the rocks and release oil and natural gas. Recent advances in horizontal drilling and fracking techniques have dramatically changed the American energy landscape.