The Effects Of Fracking On The United States

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Life: Twenty Years Later In 2026, life in Dimock, Pennsylvania was a lot different than how it was twenty years ago. This is evident by all the new advances in technology within the two decades. However, what changed the town the most was the hydraulic fracturing boom back in the mid-2000s. The town has experienced many ups and downs because of all the gas companies coming in to extract the natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, that lies underneath the land. Dimock had received a lot of attention from the media due to the side-effects of fracking, some families also engaged in long lawsuits against the companies because of these harmful side-effects of fracking. The government finally stepped in and demanded the gas companies to pay for…show more content…
It was already hard enough to earn money through farming, but the whole problem with the gas companies made it even worse. With, agriculture is no longer a feasible career for the family, this cause Molly’s brother is look into other options. He later became a chef for a restaurant in town. Her parents, decided to retire instead of changing careers since they already saved up a good amount of money from all those years of hard work, before and after they moved back to Dimock. Molly became a clerk at the local general store, while it does not pay well enough for her to live in luxury, it was enough to get by with paying all the bills. With the money that she earned from signing the lease, Molly and William managed to gather up enough funds to throw a wedding and go on a honeymoon. The wedding was nothing big, it was relatively small with close friends and family attending. They ended up going on a honeymoon to Florida because they managed to find low priced tickets for Miami.
The water that was coming out of their facet tasted weird, which they later found out that it was due to the methane and other chemicals that were leaking from fracking. People in the town became ill after drinking the water, so Molly and William thought that if they themselves are scared to drink the water, then they should definitely not allow their kids to
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