shale http://kalw.org en Fracking: a small town deals with big oil http://kalw.org/post/fracking-small-town-deals-big-oil <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in years. As politicians try to figure out how to conserve more water, many have began pointing fingers at fracking for using large amounts of water.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Fracking is the process that involves pumping water and chemicals under high pressure in order to release oil trapped in rock.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> They argue that fracking not only uses up water, but also poses risks to the state’s natural resources.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 23:22:48 +0000 Daphne Matziaraki 30218 at http://kalw.org Fracking: a small town deals with big oil