Hydraulic fracturing is a booming industry in parts of the United States, but it is also an issue of debate. Hydraulic fracturing is a method used to extract oil and gas from petroleum reservoirs deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The energy extraction process uses water from local groundwater resources and produces wastewater fluids. Right now, the issue possesses several environmental concerns, and in Colorado there’s an ongoing debate over state and local regulations. Nationwide, the hydraulic fracturing revolution has caused natural gas prices to drop significantly, and today it’s spurring economic and job growth across much of the central and western United States.