Pasadena Weekly: Fracking Failure - The inability of lawmakers to enact a fracking moratorium is the latest example of Big Oil’s political power

June 27, 2014

Fracking is a highly controversial oil and natural gas extraction technique that uses huge amounts of water mixed with chemicals and sand to blast open nonporous rock formations deep underground. The method releases oil and gas, but also poses a wide array of threats to human and environmental health. The rationale for a fracking moratorium was to halt the procedure until more studies are conducted to ensure it can be done without causing harm.