No, fracking is not a cuss word, although several cuss words have been used in the debate on the practice of fracking and the health concerns that it poses. Fracking is hydraulic fracturing, a process where fluid is injected at high pressure into oil or methane gas deposits to fracture the rock above and release the liquid or gas below. Great controversy has arisen wherever the fracking process has been used due to toxins contaminating ground water and residential water supplies, not to mention the large amount of water used in the process. To date, the contamination of fourteen wells has been linked to fracking operations in Wyoming alone. Numerous rural ag communities have been nearly ruined by predatory gas corporations using fracking near or around their area. That is why farmers from coast to coast are taking up the fight against hydraulic fracturing and asking that our rural communities not be sacrificed in the quest for energy resources. As stewards of the land, farmers understand better than possibly anyone the importance of clean water, air, and soil. None of us can afford to ignore these fracking practices.