Essay on Fracking

2117 Words Sep 9th, 2012 9 Pages
Harvesting Natural Gases
Jamie Christensen
English 102
September 16, 2012
Shannon Lewis

Harvesting Natural Gases I. Introduction

A. Although natural gas is the next step to our clean energy initiative, the lack of regulations on fracking is leading to air and water pollution, droughts and undisclosed chemicals which are used in the process.

II. What is the Fracking?

A. Fracking is a process to harvest Natural Gases from the earth core.

1. There are two different processes of fracking, Hydraulic and horizontal fracking.

2. Chemicals are released into wells to harvest the gas.

B. The current regulations for fracking are left to each state to determine how
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1. These chemicals are absorbed into the limestone.

2. More important than the water being contaminated and needed to be cleaned and disposed, the disposable of the water is taking the water from the water cycle.

V. Conclusion

A. There should be more regulations on the process of fracking for national gasses throughout the United States..

Do you know what Natural Gas is, or how it is harvest? Natural gas is the next step to clean energy known as the ‘green’ initiative. Fracking is the process of harvesting natural gas which has been around for many years, but it was too expensive for a profit. With the constant rise of oil prices and the initiative to turn to ‘green’ energy it is extremely beneficial to harvest Natural gases. Although Natural gas is the next step to clean energy, the lack of regulations on fracking is leading to air and water pollution, droughts and undisclosed chemicals being used in the process. Fracking is better known as hydraulic fracturing. This process allows the methane gas which is trapped in the earth to be harvest. To harvest the methane gas, first there needs to be a well. The depth of the well is on average eight thousand feet deep. (Fox, 2011) The wells for drink are only about one thousand feet deep. Then, when the well is dug, is sealed with cerement and water and undisclosed chemicals are pumped into the well under high pressure. As we

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