Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is all about opposing forces operating under extreme pressure. Energy companies pump a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into tight shale formations in an effort to extract oil and gas. Cities respond by passing fracking bans designed to extract the energy companies. The fracking industry responds by taking the cities to court. And then Representative Jared Polis pumps some stern admonitions into the ears of the fracking industry, pressing them to stop filing lawsuits.
But at least he's polite about it.More »