Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing. It’s a water-intensive process where millions of gallons of fluid — typically water, sand, and chemicals, including ones known to cause cancer — are injected underground at high pressure to fracture the rock surrounding an oil or gas well. This releases extra oil and gas from the rock, so it can flow into the well.
Learn more about fracking at: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/fracking/
And at this cool website: http://www.dangersoffracking.com/
Want to do something about it? Come to the 12/9 Stop Fracking Meeting at 900 Ashbury between Piedmont and Broderick, December 9 between 5:30 and 7.