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  • How does fracking affect water quality?
  • If chemical ions are undisclosed trade secret formulas, how can state agencies truly regulate?
  • What air pollution concerns and consequences arise from fracking?
  • According to the gas and oil industry, what are the reasons to frack?
  • Should tax dollars be used to subsidize fracking?
  • Does fracking cause earthquakes? Destablization?
  • Does fracking pose threats to our health?
  • What are the outcomes of lawsuits & settlements regarding wastewater from fracking?
  • Can sand from fracking pose lung disease risk to workers?
  • How has the mantra of "energy independence" been co-opted by public relations firms / pro-fracking groups?
  • How does The Safe Drinking Water Act regulate the underground injection of fluids from shale gas activities?
  • How does The Clean Air Act limit air emissions associated with drilling and production? Are these laws strong enough?

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