Summary: The Issue Of Fracking

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Under the vast umbrella of social justice issues, hydraulic fracturing has recently caught captured my interest and concern. The issue of fracking is concerning from both an environmental and public health perspective. Fracking is believed to release methane, requires massive amounts of water, and releases chemicals in dangerous amounts. Even more concerning, however, is how the issue is being presented to the public. This past June, the EPA released what is being called a “landmark” study of fracking and its impacts on drinking water resources. Many media outlets left out critical information and several mitigating factors that resulted in the neutering of the study and its true findings. The outcome was Americans being lead to believe that
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