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LEGALIZATION

Fracking: a small town deals with big oil

May 1, 2014
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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. Fracking is the process that involves pumping water and chemicals under high pressure in order to release oil trapped in rock. They argue that fracking not only uses up water, but also poses risks to the state’s natural resources.