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Topic - Frack Action
President Obama plans to use his visit to upstate New York later this week to talk up his new initiative to make college more affordable. But he's also stepping into the epicenter of the nationwide debate over fracking, the controversial drilling method loathed by environmentalists yet responsible for huge increases in American oil and natural gas production.
Fracking already has transformed the nation's energy landscape, but it's also begun to worm its way into American pop culture.