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Fracking in India

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Abstract: Oil and gas corporations have been allowed to begin drilling and other hydrocarbon exploration activities in India without conducting environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies or public consultations since the beginning of this year.The corporations are free to use any hydrocarbon exploration drilling technique without assessing its ecological impact on the natural world. This includes the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a water-intensive method in which the corporations untap shale (natural) gas from impermeable sedimentary rocks by injecting a mixture of pressurised water and chemicals into the rocks.Fracking is a new technology in India and each fracking activity requires between five to seven million liters of water, which is 5-10 times more than a conventional hydrocarbon drilling process. India’s draft policy on shale gas (2012) highlighted that fracking activities in India can severely deplete its water bodies causing fracking-specific irreparable harm to the living systems.

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