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The oil and natural gas boom in the U.S. may have sparked a worldwide energy revolution, as world powers like China and Britain look to hydraulic fracturing.
The United States and China have partnered on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to unlock vast amounts of natural gas buried under Chinese soil. The deal was agreed to after Vice President Joe Biden visited Asia this month to promote shale gas development. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy also visited China this month to discuss environmental protection and global warming.