Natural Gas And Its Effects On The United States

1815 WordsNov 22, 20168 Pages
Under the Surface Hydraulic fracturing, or hydro fracking, is a sizeable issue for many. The process includes pumping the fracking fluid, which is a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals deep below the surface to fracture the rock and free the natural gas. People are either in favor or against hydro fracking. There is no in-between. While it is highly controversial regarding the safety of hydrofracking, some argue it’s unsafe because it contaminates the ground water, facts show otherwise. Many tests have been completed and studies have shown in a majority of the cases, that it is safe. However, it questions the overall safety if not all tests were proven successful. It is the social responsibility of the community to modify hydrofracking policies in order for the complete agreement of society’s benefit from it. Hydrofracking should be allowed to take place in the United States despite the environmental concerns. Natural gas is more beneficial to society than oil and coal because it is better for the atmosphere, and the domestic economy within the United States. Fracking is a viable energy windfall that is drilled using safe technology. “[Hydro fracking] is a technique used to form wells into deep-rock formations to get natural gas, petroleum, and brine” (Hyder). “This process began in 1947, and in 2012, 2.5 million hydraulic fracturing operations have been used worldwide (1 million sites in America)” (Hyder). Fracturing fluid is pumped into the rock to increase

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