Science 30-D Energy and the Environment
CTS: NAT-Environmental Stewardship
CTS: NAT-Primary Resources
What is fracking?
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Canadian Encyclopedia: Fracking
This article includes a description of fracking, information about industry development, the growing market and controversy about the process.
CTV News: What is fracking and why is it so controversial?
October 2013 - This CTV article provides a description of fracking and an overview of the concerns of both First Nations and environmental groups. (The article has a focus on New Brunswick.)
Hydraulic Fracturing 101
From the Earthworks website, here is a description of fracking plus an interactive animation of the process and timeline.
Alberta Energy: Hydraulic Fracturing in Alberta - Facts and Stats
How does hydraulic fracturing or fracking work? Alberta Energy has this page of information about shale gas and hydraulic fracturing.
What is Fracking
This guide to fracking was created by the American Petroleum Institute (API). They provide a description of fracking along with its economic and industry benefits.
Tiki's Quick Guide to Fracking
This kid-friendly guide to fracking describes the process and then offers both the "good stuff" and "bad stuff". Be sure to check out the slideshow.
One fracking minute: an animated explainer on hydraulic fracturing
How it works...Watch this animated and descriptive video of fracking.
National Geographic: What is Fracking?
This 2-minute animated video, with descriptive voice-over, describes fracking and includes excellent animations to illustrate the process.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has descriptions of hydraulic fracturing, a illustrative graphic and an animation.
Globe and Mail Primer: How Fracking Works
This Globe and Mail slideshow has a few photos and graphics to provide an introduction to fracking.
Marathon Oil has an animation (video) of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) plus some information about how the company responds to questions about environmental stewardship.
ARCHIVED - Understanding Canadian Shale Gas - Energy Brief
This Energy Brief article from Canada's National Energy Board has been archived, but there is a good introduction to shale gas and its extraction techniques.