Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is being used across the United States to extract deeply-locked petrochemicals from the ground, over protests from citizens and environmental organizations concerned about the practice. Colorado's recent horrific floods provided a stark illustration of these concerns; an estimated 60,000 gallons of petrochemicals were released from flooded fracking wells and other oil and gas extraction sites, contaminating the water and potentially leading to environmental disaster.  See full article.

  Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is being used across the United States to extract deeply-locked petrochemicals from the ground, over protests from citizens and environmental organizations concerned about the practice. Colorado's recent horrific floods provided a stark illustration of these concerns; an estimated 60,000 gallons of petrochemicals were released from flooded fracking wells and other oil and gas extraction sites, contaminating the water and potentially leading to environmental disaster.  See full article.