Essay on Fracking : Causes And Effects

830 Words Nov 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Water, one of the most important necessity in human lives’, is currently receding. All over the world, water is used as energy, and not to mention, also used for bathing, drinking, watering plants, and so on. However, this fundamental element is now lacking in many areas around the world, especially here in California. California has been plagued with a drought for many years, however, people continue to waste water by watering crops that are not even needed, transporting water from other areas in order to preserve the so-called rich green luxury, and also continuing to dispute over water rights. One prime example of wasting water would be hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Fracking is used by oil industries, and consumes tons of water, yielding many controversies surrounding this topic. Not only does it devour water, but also creates environmental and health hazards due to the toxic wastes and gases it produces. Fracking is certainly a crucial topic which must be addressed in order to aid the drought and also to decrease its environmental consequences. People all over the world are constantly looking for alternative energy resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, or hydraulic power. As a result of this, oil industries turn to hydraulic fracturing. This process, more commonly known as fracking, utilizes water, chemicals, and sand, which is injected underground where shale rocks are broken to release natural gases and extract oil. Unfortunately, a large number…

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