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Frick and Frack

Two inseparable and indistinguishable companions. Frick and Frack was a Swiss comedy ice skating duo who appeared in the original Ice Follies, starring in the late 1930s show as comedy ice skaters. Dressed in identical alpine lederhosen, they astonished audiences with extraordinary feats of athleticism. Thereafter, any two guys who palled around together, especially if they were of the same build, were called “Frick and Frack.” And since enough such pairs were considered cutups, “Frick and Frack” also came to mean two jokesters, the way a trio of town clowns was the Three Stooges.
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TORFAEN Friends of the Earth (FoE) has praised Torfaen councillors for voting to become a frack free area.
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The study, which the agency called the "most complete compilation of scientific data to date," focused on five issues related to drinking water: withdrawals of millions of gallons of water needed to frack each well; the mixing of chemicals into fracking fluid; the high-pressured injections of that fluid; tainted water that flows back to the surface; and wastewater treatment and disposal.
Labour planning minister Carl Sargeant announced in February that he was "imposing a moratorium" on fracking in Wales by writing to all local planning authorities requiring them to inform him of any application to frack for oil and gas.
Companies use 52,000 gallons of hydrochloric acid per well to soften up the shale before they frack it.
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The meetings will include a talk and presentation from national organisation Frack Off and a chance to ask questions about the technologies, and what they would mean if started on Teesside.
Enterprising petroleum engineers have been hard at work trying to find ways to frack without water.
Well, the Chancellor's father-in-law Lord Howell doesn't want us to frack in the south east.
These trucks bring in frack tanks, fill the frack tanks with water and sand is brought in.
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Total, the French oil and gas company, can't frack in their own country because the French government will not allow the mutilation of the countryside.
By all means frack, but use the time it creates to build more nuclear plants, wind farms, wave collectors and solar panels.