Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a method of extracting fossil fuels from underground by injecting water and other fluids at high pressure. This tends to have disastrous side effects, such as poisoning the drinking water in nearby wells and streams. Not only is the water making people very sick — it’s also flammable! A fierce legislative battle is raging over this. We’ll post more about it soon.
Above is an aerial view of fracking in Texas. Not farming, not subdivisions, but many miles of rectangular patches etched out of the earth, some with pools next to them, all with roads to them. Do you want Tennessee to look like that?