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1. What is fracking?

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is an unconventional technology used to release hydrocarbons embedded in rocks of very low porosity, at great depths that can exceed three kilometers. Fracking is used to extract gas and oil from the subsoil. In the last decade, especially in the United States, the combined techniques of deep vertical-horizontal drilling and stimulation by fracking have evolved at great speed, making the extraction of oil and gas a solution to the dependence on imported oil. But, in turn, dependence on fossil fuels is driving, which goes in a contrary direction to the Paris Agreement, and the use of clean energy. Shale gas and shale oil, the two products obtained with fracking contribute to greenhouse effect and consequently to global warming and climate change.

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