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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — As the city council of Commerce City considers a six month moratorium on the controversial practice of fracking, many residents are trying to raise awareness about the issue.

Dozens of people attended a meeting this weekend to learn more about the oil and gas operations and the potential impact on their area.

Fracking is the controversial process that pumps water, sand and chemicals underground at high pressure to crack rock and release oil and natural gas.

Industry officials say fracking is environmentally safe, but critics claim it can lead to environmental problems with air, soil, water and even cause earthquakes.

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