Fracking (Pro-Con) Essay

1148 Words Mar 30th, 2013 5 Pages
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it…” -Albert Einstein.
For some of us the innovative method of hydraulic fracturing in the energy sector is a dream come true. To others, it is a nightmare. Often the word ‘fracking’ itself raises a lot of concerns, protests, and controversies. Environmentalists and the general public who are not aware of the facts and statistics about fracking, what’s called the bigger picture, often tend to think that fracking is a major concern and its impact on environment and in the sector of public health is disturbing. While it is the responsibility of the citizens to analyze and understand the reality of fracking, it is also the duty of the government to provide exact facts and figures so that it
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All the time efforts are being made and the Bills are being passed to improve the situation and it is critical that we do engage in such a process.
I would like to recall that Mr Zirkin the Senator in Maryland passed Bill 601 which is effective from June 1st, 2013; the Bill seeks to impose regulations and allows the State to collect a fee from energy companies to fund the studies on the process of fracking and its effects on public health and environment[2]. As federal representatives, it is also your duty to make sure that laws like this are passed across the States for the benefit of all citizens and not just one State.
There is about 2,214 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the United States according to scientists who published their findings in the National Geography[3]. Fracking, if rightly done, could make United States a premium exporter of natural gas and can reduce its dependency on foreign oil. Shale gas decreases the amount of CO2 released into the environment and protects the ozone[4]. This is beneficial for us in this case because natural gas is safer for the environment and the eco system than the petrol or diesel which we use now. Shale gas also is known to slow down the climatic changes[5]. This keeps the environment clean and healthy for our future generations.
According to a recent study conducted

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