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Hydraulic fracturing is bad for the environment, threatening plants and animals, requiring large amounts of water and dangerously polluting it. Fracking maximises the oil and gas industries, contributing to climate change, and can even damage bedrock and cause dangerous subsidence. Despite advocates argue the gas produced by fracking is cleaner than the common alternative – coal, methane is also often released in the process of fracking, maximising the direct impact on the environment and climate, as methane has a much greater effects as a greenhouse gas. Furthermore in the United States, President Trump is now stepping up domestic fracking, while sending the coal that fracking was meant to displace abroad to Europe and China, debunking the claim that fracking will help minimise greenhouse gases and climate change.