Paper in Denton, TX, Takes Close Look at Fracking

Recent discoveries of natural gas combined with better extraction technologies have bolstered the Texas economy. But they have also brought heartache to some Texans living among the rigs and trucks, who worry about pollution stemming from the unknown chemicals used in drilling and are often frustrated with state regulators' response. The Denton Record-Chronicle, a newspaper in the Barnett Shale region, has produced an in-depth series about "what it means to live in the midst of a modern gas boom." For anyone interested in the impact of hydraulic fracturing, the increasingly widespread method of blasting water, sand and chemicals far underground ...

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