Fracking: A Threat To The Environment

Fracking is a danger to the environment and ecosystem. The issue is that fracking is an essential way to receive natural gas. However, the process is damaging the environment and endangering the wildlife in the surrounding area. The challenge is to retrieve natural gas without using a method that would endanger the environment.
Fracking is a danger to the environment and ecosystem. The issue is that fracking is an essential way to receive natural gas. However, the process is damaging the environment and endangering the wildlife in the surrounding area. The challenge is to retrieve natural gas without using a method that would use less critical methods tat would endanger the environment. The leverage points the would benefit the envoritmet and
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Site Restriction can be implemented to where fracking procedure happens, so that the damage caused by fracking is contained or limited to the environment. On example of Site restriction is Wellhead Wastewater Treatment that uses the wastewater from fracking to be “inserted deep a well which … Effectively, the fracking process is pushing the water down into the rock formation, trying to wedge the rock cracks open. The sand fills in between the cracks that the hydraulic fluid has propped open” (Easton). Wellhead Wastewater Treatment is the use of already contaminated water into specified wells that have shale rocks to be broken down. Another leverage point to consider is Site Requirements. Site Requirements control the amount of toxic water that is use and the amount of toxic water that has to be retrieving. When the amount of toxic water is limited and contained, there would not need to be an outbreak of toxins that harm the wildlife or environment. “The Army Corps of Engineers mandated against the long-standing policy of acquisition of water from the Missouri River watershed for use in shale oil and gas fracturing” (Easton). The Army Corps banns any water being used form the Missouri River to keep the amount of fresh water to be persevered. A final leverage point that can be used to replace toxic water is to replace water with a propane gel that will not pollute the environment and will not contaminate precious water. Propane gel has a “greater efficiency and the replacement of millions of gallons of water … the gel is typically made up of 90% propane … to give it the viscosity needed to carry proppant sand and other additives into fractures. The gel is a more efficient medium for carrying proppant than water” (Housely). The use of propane gas has a greater

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