Frracking: The Most Harmful Process Of Fracking

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Fracking may not be the most exciting process to learn about nor is it something many people want to get involved in but it 's much more important than any of those people think. Fracking is the process of extracting fossil fuels by shooting a liquid into the ground that contains known and unknown chemicals. Just reading the description of the process of fracking can be a little freaky for some people and rightfully so. If one major oil company such as Chevron Corporation made the decision to find a realistic alternative to fracking it could start the process of other major oil companies following in their footsteps. There are three steps Chevron Corp can take to start the process of putting fracking behind us and focusing on the future of …show more content…
Chevron should do this because, first off it’s the right thing to do but it’s also the best business move for them if they want to switch to clean energy. The public deserves to know the risks that come along with fracking. The people need to understand that there are more risks that come along with fracking other than just water contamination. An article that focuses mainly on the dangers of fracking to the environment had this to say, “Drilling and fracking result in significant greenhouse gas emissions, which threaten the climate on which we depend” (“Fracking is Harmful to the Environment”). Other than water contamination, environmental health is the next biggest risk. The European Journal of Sustainable Development has a section dedicated to the dangers of fracking and it states that, “At almost every stage of developing and operating an oil or gas well, chemicals and compounds can be introduced in to the environment” (Beng Ong 68). Humans are already negatively affecting the environment more than ever without fracking, why would anyone want to make it worse? The environment needs humans help more than ever at the moment and fracking is only making things worse. If Chevron can educate the public to become aware of the dangers of fracking and what it can …show more content…
People will probably immediately disagree with this step just based on the fact that it’s companies working with their biggest competitors but when it comes to something as big as switching from fossil fuel energy to clean energy than coming together is truly what needs to happen. This isn’t just a minor business move; this is a move to start shaping the future of energy to save our environment for humans in the future. Obviously, this is not something that can happen overnight. That’s why the big energy companies need to come together and work together on this. The sooner companies start the switch to clean energy the better. A report that focuses on the health risk that come with fracking states, “With approximately one in four Americans now living within a mile of an oil or gas well, and fracking spreading the industry’s reach even further across the country, this report underscores the need for immediate action to protect the public health” (Kiely 4). That quote really ties everything together for this step. Humans cannot wait any longer to make the decision to switch to clean energy. The health of or fellow humans and the health of our environment depend on it. Politicians need to become more involved in this issue and fight for humans in the future before it’s too late. Beng Ong concludes his journal and makes

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