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Gas Rush: Fracking in Depth
Last week, President Obama proposed national guidelines on hydraulic fracturing. The technique, known as fracking, extracts natural gas from the ground by pumping fluid into the Earth. At the same time, however, fracking can potentially poison nearby water sources.The Obama administration wants drilling companies to disclose what chemicals are being used and test water wells to assure they aren’t prone to leaking. Mike Ludwig, reporter for TruthOut.org, joins us with his take.
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