Fracking Persuasive Essay

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Fracking is Slowly killing Our Planet and the Solution is Not Out of Reach
Sure, fracking can provide a quick and easy process of obtaining fuel, but it is also an quick and easy way of killing our environment. Fracking is a popular practice done around the world; if at high pressure, highly toxic chemicals mixed with water can extract gas from shale. This toxic mixture, at high pressure, is put into a pipe that extends far underground; gas pockets are released and then rise to the top of the well. Natural gas and crude oil are produced from Fracking. Many people like the idea of Fracking because it has lowered the price of gas and oil significantly. This process gives America some independence from foreign countries that produce oil and gas. However, the toxic mixtures used in fracking can leak into freshwater sources and potentially poison the environment. Sometimes the mixtures are used again instead of making new mixtures, so the mixture then becomes twice as toxic, which could result in even more damage if it leaked into a water source. Hydrogen powered cars do not rely on fossil fuels, so they can stop the pollution from traditional cars and
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Many people who have lived near fracking sites have found toxic chemicals in their water supply, while others have found methane within their water supply, which could ignite. Not only is fracking endangering humans, but it is also endangering the earth. The earth only contains a certain amount of land; we cannot just make new land, or get new fresh water. Once the land is desecrate there is no going back. Richard Rinaldi, an editor-in-chief for the Widener Law Journal, writes that, “Fracking wastewater contains hexavalent chromium and radium, among other toxins that can contaminate water supplies, injure people, and kill livestock” (Rinaldi). The cleanup would be extremely hard to accomplish. Joe Hoffman, a science teacher at Montana State University, states

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