fracking Essay

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Mathew Lee5/27/14 Chemistry Fracking Essay Fracking is a very controversial topic of conversation that’s has been around for years, but has just recently reached the forefront of the environmental scene because of increase in its activity and added opposition against this controversial topic of retrieving natural gas. Fracking is defined as the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. This process seems very dangerous at first sight since the process of drilling deep into the ground and releasing natural gas from rocks in the ground does not sound …show more content…
These combustion reactions are dangerous and harmful to our environment since it releases harmful carbon dioxide into our atmosphere which harms our ozone layer and causes global warming, however when you burn methane or a shale gas the result is healthier and less harmful to our environment since the methane burns more cleanly and doesn’t release as much carbon dioxide into the air when burned. Although many people are against fracking and despise the idea, there are some benefits to fracking, such as it serves as a cleaner, healthier, and a better alternative to oil and coal since it releases less carbon dioxide into the air when being burned. Also fracking lessens the weight and dependence that the U.S has on oil and coal from the middle east, since we can just frack and gain more natural gas from within our nation rather than having to buy and pay for tons and tons of expensive coal from the middle east when it isn’t necessary if we could just frack for free basically. Moreover, fracking opens up many job opportunities for people looking for jobs in fact, according to http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/hydraulic-fracking2.htm if fracking were unbanned in New York it would create and estimated

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