Frequent Questions

What is hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and what is EPA doing about it?

Hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) is the injection of fluid under pressure to facilitate the production of oil and natural gases.

For additional information about hydraulic fracturing, including EPA’s role in the process, please visit EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Web site.

You may also be interested in the resources available on EPA’s Energy and the Environment Web site.

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