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Hydrofracking—the practice of extracting natural gas from shale rock deposits using pressurized water and chemicals—has seen more and more media coverage over the past few years. This coincides with the increased use of the technology by energy companies seeking out new sources of natural gas. Much of this media coverage has focused on the alleged negative effects of hydrofracking, including environmental contamination and even manmade earthquakes. Given such alleged risks, it is likely the insurance industry will be called upon more and more to make decisions regarding policy coverage for hydrofracking.