Fracking, A Highly Debated Form Of Removing Natural Gas And Oil From The Ground

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Introduction

Fracking is a highly debated form of removing natural gas and oil from the ground and comes with both pros and cons. Oxford Dictionary defines Fracking as “the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas: Also called hydraulic fracturing.”. This method allows us to reach these resources in places that are difficult to get to. The issue with this method is that it brings more pollution to Earth and is very expensive. Our water and air gets contaminated with this process and, it is even said that Fracking will increase earthquake activity. Fracking also uses a large amount of our water. On the other hand, it has given us access to more resources and has created more jobs. The population continues to increase and the need for these resources increases with it. Gas prices would be reduced with a higher availability of oil as well. Additionally, some people feel that Fracking has little to no effect on earthquake activity and practically none of the seismic effects have impacted populations. Nonetheless, Fracking is banned in some parts of our World for these and more reasons while the demand for these natural resources continue to increase.
Background
Fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc., so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas: Also called hydraulic fracturing. (Oxford…

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