REDDISH KNOB -- Its proponents hail it as an economic boon. Opponents say it could contaminate your water supply. It's in the news with such voracity that even if you can't recite statistics, you feel like an expert on the subject.
Matt Damon even made a movie about it.
Now, hydraulic fracturing, most commonly known as fracking, may get the green light to begin operations in Virginia's George Washington National Forest, to the consternation of organizations dedicated to fighting its spread.