“Back then, the technology used up to 20,000 to 80,000 gallons of water but with the technology we use today we use up to 8 million gallons of water and 75,000 to 320,000 pounds of sand per well” (Hambling). Fracking is the process of injecting a million of gallons of toxic chemicals and water into the ground to extract natural gas and although the government is the one profiting from fracking deals, all fracking should be stopped because of its negative effects on the environment and economy.
Fracking creates large amounts of negative effects towards the environment; this is one of the main reasons why fracking should be put to a stop. Water contamination is one of the major concerns with fracking. Gases and hydraulic fracturing chemicals are rising to the surface. These chemicals and pollutants are contaminating our ground and surface water with methane emissions and air pollution. Fracking is polluting water sources