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How much do you know about fracking?

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  • 1. 
    The most common purpose for fracking in the U.S. is to get
    • A. 

      Petroleum

    • B. 

      Natural gas

    • C. 

      Geothermal energy

    • D. 

      Mineral ores

  • 2. 
    Fracking works mainly by
    • A. 

      Vertical drilling

    • B. 

      Horizontal drilling

    • C. 

      Surface mining

    • D. 

      Strip mining

  • 3. 
    The main advantage of fracking is its
    • A. 

      Potential for economic revitalization

    • B. 

      Cost effectiveness compared to other methods

    • C. 

      Lack of environmental impact compared to other methods

    • D. 

      Provision of an alternative energy source

  • 4. 
    Environmentalists are mostly concerned with the impact of fracking on 
    • A. 

      Air quality

    • B. 

      Seismic activity

    • C. 

      Ground water

    • D. 

      Endangered species

  • 5. 
    Which U.S. law exempts fracking from many federal regulations?
    • A. 

      Safe Drinking Water Act

    • B. 

      Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act

    • C. 

      Energy Policy Act

    • D. 

      Clean Air Act

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