Jane, what "Fracking" means?
Magalie, this is the 'technical' definition of it: "Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside." But this website here http://www.dangersoffracking.com/ does a much better job of explaining it through pictures and diagrams. Hope that helps! :)
Thank you Natalie :) I understand why I couldn't find it in the dictionnary.
You're welcome Magalie! It IS slang and not many I think really know the definition or where it derived from. I certainly didn't for a long time until I started to see it come up more and more in the news and especially on the Twitters of some that I follow. :)
This is information on the Chromite smelting that is starting up just a few km's north of my city....http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/05/09/tby-clif...
I heard an old woman today say that she can't wait for this to start up... Now, is she just thinking about the economy? I was shaking my fists in the air at her ignorance to the implications over long and short term effect... It boggles my mind how people just think about the money instead of the ripple effect on the environment... It will only be a matter of time before people will suffer the consequences of this action. Keep in mind my friends in the USA, depending on the watershed, you may also be effected. From what I see, our watershed dumps into the Atlantic, however, it has to pass through the Great Lakes before that.....
I wish that mining was regulated and controlled like they do with forestry, fishing, and trapping? Why is it that the government has NOT put a cap on mining like all other things? Have we gotten that consumed with products? Mining includes extracting anything from the earth. It saddens me. Should I run for cover now? hah
Oil and Water
Just a Phase
I back up that choice!
Wish You Were Here, I had a dream last night of a black lit canopy with holes punched in it.