Fracking’s received a lot of negative press, but have you ever wondered what the true cost of fracking is? Fracking, short for hydraulic fracturing, is a relative new technique of energy extraction that drills deep into the earth to release gas and oil from shale rock. While fracking does have its share of benefits, including job creation, there are many hidden costs, both financial and environmental. 911 Metallurgist created an infographic that digs deeper into the true costs of fracking—keep reading to see all the stats.

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