The Effects Of Fracking On The Environment Essay

1069 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
The world is at a point in its history when it realizes it’s time for a change. That change being a move away from fossil fuels towards cleaner, renewable sources of energy. Many companies are creating ways the average individual can contribute to a cleaner future. Whether it’s by the creation of hybrid and electric cars or allowing people to install solar panels on their roofs and wind turbines in their backyards. However, these new sources of energy are far from perfect and will require years of research before methods of harnessing their powers become widespread. Until such a time a short term solution of providing and producing energy is required. That short-term solution comes through the process of hydraulic fracturing or Fracking for short. The process of fracking is becoming increasingly common despite the potential effects it has on the environment and on those living in the surrounding area. It is the process of shooting large volumes of water, sand, and special chemicals into rock formations in the ground to release and harvest the natural gasses trapped within them. The purpose of this paper is to support fracking as a short-term solution to the world 's energy needs and to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of this technology.
Fracking is suspected to be responsible for a number negative effects on the environment and surrounding wildlife. It is also thought to have harmful effects on the workers involved in the process. At one point, it was claimed that…

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