Fracking is a major part of the energy industry as natural gas accounts for 1/3 the energy usage in the United States. Fracking uses a significant amount of water and little is returned in the process. Fracking fluid consists of many chemicals that are proven to be toxic, with the majority being unknown. It is important to understand fracking and its consequences because it is a growing practice that has unknown repercussions on the future of our people and our planet. There is no way to know the full impacts of fracking, but it is important to learn the facts in order to contain fracking and minimize damages to the environment.