Fracking And The Fracking Of Natural Gas Essay

1289 Words Feb 5th, 2016 null Page
In recent years, developments and innovations in technology and sciences have allowed for people to reach new depths into the Earth’s crust. In the Earth’s crust, there is an abundance of natural resources that civilization seeks in fueling in future with the use of natural gas, oil, etc. Therefore, people have taken the opportunity with new developments such as fracking to essentially extract those natural resources from the very depths of the earth. However, there are potential complications that come with the extraction of natural gas as fracking inputs a vast amount of water, sand, and chemicals into deep layers of earth. Moreover, sovereign states must deal with these possible complications and are inquired to impose various regulations upon those that frack for natural gas. Leading to the point where the fracking industry is called into question about their doing by Josh Fox in his documentary Gasland that sways public perception to be negative over the fracking argument. However, a man by the name of Phelim McAleer, funded by a Kickstarter campaign, goes more in-depth about the issue of fracking and goes to those knowledgeable about fracking to find out exactly why, how, and what happens when fracking occurs. In addition, McAleer then goes on point by point to determine whether each step in the hydraulic process poses a risk to public and environmental health and how states regulate the operations to prevent problems. Finally, bringing the issue of fracking and the…

Related Documents