Fracking is taking place around the world especially in the United States where by 2013 more than 2 million fracks had been done. Nearly all new oil and gas wells in the US are now fracked and the country has seen a raft of problems arise as a result of the practice. It is a major environmental concern in the US.

In New York State fracking is now banned due to significant adverse impacts it was having on land, water, natural resources and it’s potential significant public health impacts.

Fracking is also banned in other countries including France and Tunisia. There are restrictions on fracking in Germany; a moratorium in Scotland; and Wales is also moving towards a ban.