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Future Of Fracking In Georgia Dependent On Several Issues

Sep 9, 2015
In this March 25, 2014 photo, workers keep an eye on well heads during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. oil well, near Mead, Colo.
Brennan Linsley / AP Photo

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it’s commonly known, is sometimes a polarizing issue, one that has sparked heated debates between environmentalists and energy advocates.

Fracking opponents argue that the process of fracking, which involves injecting a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the earth to release the natural gas in rocks, is dangerous for several reasons, including the contamination risk to groundwater.