Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is a dangerous oil-and-gas drilling technique that threatens California's water, air, public health, endangered wildlife and climate. Fracking is set to expand, even though it routinely employs toxic chemicals like benzene, fuels climate change and increases the risk of earthquakes.
Fracking also emits methane -- a highly potent greenhouse gas -- and opens up new areas for fossil fuel development when a rapid transition to clean and renewable energy should be our number-one priority.
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Photo of fracking rig courtesy Flickr/Jeremy Buckingham.