Answered By: Celita Ávila
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015     Views: 12

Hydrofracking (hydraulic fracturing) is the extraction of natural gas from shale deposits. Fracking is currently bringing an economic boost to Texas, especially south of San Antonio in the Eagle Ford Shale Formation. Arriving with the boost are concerns about the environmental impact of the extraction method, also called hydrofraction or fracking.

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