While debate has raged over fracking on land, prompting efforts to ban or severely restrict it, offshore fracking has occurred with little attention in sensitive coastal waters where for decades new oil leases have been prohibited. Fracking fluids can comprise hundreds of chemicals — some known and others that aren’t since they are protected as trade secrets.

I had no idea. I am very much against “fracking”. It is way too dangerous to life forms, the environment and food and water sources.