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The Daily Show isn't so sure fracking is all that safe

Comedy Central

If you want to know how safe hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — is, here are two options: You can read the reports put out by the companies that use (and profit mightily from) the controversial technique to extract natural gas from hard-to-reach places, or you can talk to the people who live near and above fracking sites. The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi does both. They report, you decide, right? --Peter Weber