Natural gas doesn't run our lives: As a fossil fuel used to generate electricity, it's in a distant second place behind coal. But with new domestic gas sources—much of it made available thanks to hydraulic fracturing—that all could change, along with (someday) the way you cook your food, heat your home or even drive your car. Here's a look at the facts behind this controversial new way to get to U.S. gas.
I just can't resist:
fracking has prompted concerns about safety and environmental impact.
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* Yes, I'm juvenile.