Hydro-Fracking is the process that Natural Gas companies use to extract the resource from deep below the Earth's surface.  Meant to be a means to increase production, many companies have been discouraged - waiting for their investments to pay off.

Many wells have produced below expectations, even with massive investment and industry hype to rival anything dreamed up by Enron, the corrupt energy-trading giant that went poof in 2001, or the dot.com bubble that burst a year earlier. Critics accuse promoters of overstating reserves and production numbers.

Then there's the issue of contamination.




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