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Fracking: Positive or Negative Impact?

Elana Michelle reports on the positive and negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing & how citizens and corporations are working together to find common ground.

Questions:

  1. How might fracking economically impact the country in the near and far future?
  2. How does the goal of U.S. energy independence and national security relate to fracking?
  3. To what extent should we sacrifice the environment to become energy independent?
  4. To what extent should the federal government regulate hydraulic fracking processes throughout the United States?

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