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Hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking” is a controversial process in which natural gas is mined from the earth by pressurized fluids being blasted into rock. The practice is widespread in Texas.
Although the process has been around since the 1940s there has been an upsurge in fracking over the last few years as the demand for natural gas has risen.
The downside of fracking is that the chemicals inserted into the ground appear to be contaminating groundwater and drinking water.
There are new studies that even provide a possible link between fracking and breast cancer in women living in areas where the practice takes place.
A recent report showed a rise in breast cancer rates in six counties in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas where natural gas is extracted from the Barnett Shale.
“The six counties with…
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