Fracking Is Too Harsh On The Environment

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Author Note This paper was prepared for HEOP/AOP English, taught by Mrs. Gigante
Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States
Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as fracking, is directly linked to having effects on the environment and the overall public health. The debate on whether or not fracking is too harsh on the environment has been going on ever since the United States has increased its use of this process to obtain more natural resources. Hydraulic fracturing is also directly correlated to having effects on drinking water. The process of fracking includes the injection of water containing other chemicals into the ground to extract natural resources that would otherwise be more difficult to obtain (Hydraulic Fracturing Overview, 2012). Although the process of fracking has resulted in an increase of natural resources, such as natural gas and oil, public health and environmental concerns have arisen. This topic has been the discussion of many people and whether or not there should be some form of government regulation in place, as it is nonexistent to this day. With that said, hydraulic fracturing in the United States has more negative effects on drinking water and the environment over time and should not be used as a means to obtain natural resources.
Fracking is a process in which water, sand, and chemicals are injected into the ground to extract natural resources such as oil and natural gas (Boone and Robinson, 2015, p.69). The process of fracking is the vertical
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