The process of Fracking is fairly complicated, and it has complex side effects. Those can be hard to explain with a standard static infographic, but luckily, other mediums that can do a much better job at that. One great tool for explaining complex processes is animation.
Introducing Philipp Dettmer! I love his work! He has mastered the art of using beautiful animations to explain complex processes, clearly showing a high-level summary of what happens.
In the case of Fracking Explained, Philipp has animated both the process of fracking itself, and the side effects that it produces. On their own, his illustrations show the basic concepts, but when animated, they become delightful reports of the fracking system. [Via Visual.ly].