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The Pros and Cons of Fracking - In today's global economy, energy is one of the most crucial and sought after commodities. Who supplies it and how much they supply determines how much influence they have over other countries as well as the global economy. This is why hydraulic fracturing is currently such an important and controversial topic in the United States. Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as "fracking" or hydrofracturing, is the process of using pressurized liquids to fracture rocks and release hydrocarbons such as shale gas, which burns more efficiently than coal....   [tags: Fracking Essays]
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The Federal Government Should Regulate Fracking - An individual’s environment plays a pivotal role in their overall health. The environment can affect a range of physical and mental processes, and is considered a defining factor of well-being. As a result, specific geographic areas are instrumental in shaping an individual’s health profile. This is clearly seen in the disparity between those living in areas exposed to toxic substances, versus individuals living in clean environments. Individuals in unpolluted environments experience the advantage of a body system free from the barrage of chemical assault....   [tags: hydraulic fracking research paper]
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Fracking: Causing More Harm Than Good - If the question: “what hydraulic fracturing or fracking is?” was asked to the average person, depending on their location their answer could vary. Most likely though most or many people would not know what Fracking truly is but most would say that they have heard at least a little about it from the news. Hydraulic fracturing also known as fracking is a process that occurs after well has been drilled or bored, and the process through use of a perforated casing that injects fracking fluid which travels through the holes and to target zones and soon when the target zones can’t absorb the fluid and pressure is created causing natural gas or oil to flow up to the surface (Hydraulic Fracturing 101...   [tags: Fracking Essays]
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Hydraulic Fracturing: Fracking for a Better World - In recent years there has been great concern over the growing demand for energy, and the lack of non-renewable energy resources to meet the demand in the future. In addition, the question of “sustainability”—the ability to balance social, economic, and environmental needs in energy production to meet both current and long-term requirements—has come to the fore. It is clear that America must expand energy production quickly, and that we must develop renewable, sustainable energy sources to meet long-term demand and protect our future....   [tags: hydrofracking, fracking, fraccing]
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The Problems with Fracking - No Fracking Way Imagine a world where fresh and clear water was a luxury. Imagine water so contaminated with chemicals that every plant it comes into contact with dies. As the trees begin to die, oxygen levels drop. As the vegetation dies, wildlife begins to die out. The polluted water which flows through the ground into wells causes instant contamination. As the water flows out of the sink, one can strike a match and light the liquid on fire. Showering in these chemicals is out of the question....   [tags: Environmentalism, Human Health]
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The Dangers of Fracking - With the age of constant industrial and technological growth has come the necessity for not only cost effective and efficient methods for industry, but also the need for obtaining fuel for the machines that make the modern world possible. Oil has become as precious a commodity as gold, if not more so; its attainments constantly driving the world's largest businesses and governments across the world into action. Naturally, a "quick-fix" solution to this problem is constantly sought after by oil companies wishing to provide oil on a massive scale....   [tags: hydraulic fracturing]
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Fuels: Hydraulic Fracking, Yes or No? - From the mining to burning, coal creates large amounts of pollution, and damages the environment. “Clean Coal” is a myth, there is only less dirty coal. This is why fracking should be used to obtain other fuels, which are cleaner. Fracking is a process in which different fluids are pumped into the earth at high pressures to drill a hole. Horizontal fracking is when after they reach a certain depth, the nozzle makes a ninety degree turn to reach areas that were previously unreachable. Once the deposit is reached, the fluid is pumped back out....   [tags: pollution, coal, environment]
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Fracking and its Effect on the Environment - Oil and natural gas companies have developed a way to drill for natural gas, a process called hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Natural gas is a flammable gas mixture consisting of methane and several other hydrocarbons that occur naturally underground. Natural gas is used as fuel for heating, cooking, and even in some automobiles like the “RideOn” buses. This technique has only recently become economically feasible with the rising prices of fossil fuels, and there is much potential for recovering natural gas through fracking....   [tags: hydraulic fracturing, argumentative]
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The Controversy that Surrounds the Use of Fracking - The controversy that lies behind the use of 'Fracking' 7.2 Billion people heavily rely on oil in todays world. With such weighty demand comes a substantial amount of pressure for oil firms to extract, and supply hydrocarbons. This is a major reason as to why oil firms are reliant on hydraulic fracturing in order to extract fossil fuels miles beneath the ground. This cycle of demand and supply makes this subject vitally important to research and discuss. This investigation will be based on the controversy that surrounds the use of 'Fracking' (Hydraulic Fracturing)....   [tags: fossil fuel, hydraulic fracturing, hydrovarcbons]
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The Controversy that Surrounds the Use of Fracking - ... Reference: Unknown. ( 27/06/13. ). What is Fracking and why is it controversial. .Available: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14432401 . Last accessed 06/12/13. MarathonOilCorp. (26/04/12). Animation of Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking). Available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY34PQUiwOQ. Last accessed 05/12/13. Kathleen Barillaro. (). Process of fracking. Available: http://shalestuff.com/education/fracking/fracking. Last accessed 08/12/13. Unknown. (). How Hydraulic Fracturing works. Available: http://www.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/hydraulic-fracking.htm....   [tags: oil, fractures, wells]
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Hydraulic Fracking Should Not Be Allowed - Natural gas within shale rock formations is the new energy resource that is on the rise due to the decline of oil reserves in recent years. Though, the benefits of this recent discovery can be economically advantageous for our country’s future. However, we have ignored water and air as a natural resource. These two resources are taken for granted by people all over the world, possibly due to the high abundance of both. Water and our atmosphere are two resources that are essential for life to thrive, and the production of natural gas through hydraulic fracking endangers these resources....   [tags: Natural Gas, Shale Rock Formations, Energy Source]
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Fracking: The Water Problem - Ever since the process of hydraulic fracturing—or fracking—made its entrance to the oil industry, issues and problems surrounding the process have become a common occurrence. Fracking is the controversial process of horizontal drilling (see fig. 1), where millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals are pumped deep into an oil well to extract natural gas from the earth’s crust (Ehrenberg 20). This practice has even been banned in some places (see fig. 1). The methane that comes out of the earth and the water used—called fracking fluid—has the potential to cause problems with local ground water supplies....   [tags: Toxic Compounds, Oil Industry]
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Cement and Hydraulic Fracking - Within the past year the growing topic of discussion in Southern Illinois has been hydraulic fracking. Simply put, hydraulic fracking is “a process in which fractured rocks below the earth’s surface are opened and widened by injecting chemicals and liquids at high pressure: used especially to extract natural gas or oil.” (“hydraulic fracking”, dictionary.com) Hydraulic fracking, as with any other topic, has both positives and negatives. Although this is hardly new, it is continuously growing and so is the controversy surrounding it....   [tags: natural gases, oil, hydrocarbons]
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Fracking: Extracting Natural Gas - Introduction: Environmental and socioeconomic debate over an alternative method of extracting natural gas thousands of feet below the surface using horizontal drilling and hydraulic “fracking” has risen in last twenty years. Fracking is the technique of drilling deep wells under high pressure with sand, water and a variety of chemicals to crack open rocks to release natural gas (hydrogen carbons) and oil from shale or coal bed methane deposits. Townships in Colorado like Lafayette and Fort Collins, voted on a moratorium to ban fracking within city limits....   [tags: environment, oil, gas]
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Natural Gas Fracking Risks - Natural gas is said to be one of the most popular forms of energy today. In the past, often left undeveloped and wasted, it was once considered “unusable” and “worthless”, compared to oil. In order to try to break our country’s dependence on foreign oil supplies, we have begun to dip into our own natural gas supply. Natural gas is found underground, and is produced when trapped gas is released above ground. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is a process that extracts natural gas from the ground....   [tags: Safe Drinking Water Act, Drilling Areas]
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Risk Reward and Fracking - Risk Reward “Fracking provides a source of energy that is not only new but also relatively clean, cheap, without political strings” (www.economist.com, 2014, para. 3). In the article “The Petrostate of America” the debate about fracking, the energy boom throughout the world, and what decisions the U.S. government along with President Obama should make on deciding to lift the ban on exportation of crude oil and restrictions on getting permits to export natural gas are starting to heat up. There are many topics in the article that focus on key principle and indices of economics and based on the decision made by our leaders could possibly determine our fate in an economy that is trying to rebu...   [tags: Source of Energy, Energy Boom, United States]
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Hydraulic Fracturing: Fracking - I became interested in hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking”, after watching the documentary Gasland II. It chronicled the experiences of those who inhabit areas in proximity to active fracking wells in Pennsylvania. Detailing how their lives had been affected by the drilling. Focusing primarily on water contamination and illnesses that potentially could be linked to the chemicals used in the drilling process. By the end, I had questions about the actual process and what chemicals were used....   [tags: natural gas, geothermal energy]
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Is America Fracking Crazy? - In a highly advanced society such as the one we find ourselves in today, advancements in technology itself and the processes it involves are constantly being innovated. Presently, one of the major technological concerns is to find alternative ways to harness cheap energy in order to keep our society running. In the past it has been discovered that the previous forms of energy that we used such as oil and coal, were harmful to the environment.  Because of this, the recent development of natural gas extraction from shale rock, by the means of hydraulic fracturing has been discovered....   [tags: Contaminate Water Supplies]
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Wind Power: Giving Back to the Environment - The western plains of North Dakota have recently experienced a boom of a great magnitude. The oil industry has found great success from fracking in the region. This Fracking is producing considerable amounts of oil and natural gas. Although the region has seen great wealth from these fossil fuels we need to remember that they are pumping great amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere which is essentially destroying our environment. Taking care of our environment has come to the forefront of the power industry lately....   [tags: Fracking Essays]
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Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water - I have many serious concerns about high volume horizontal hydrofracturing in tight shale formations. This paper will focus on the cumulative effects of this process on drinking water and specifically on the repeated fracturing of each well over its productive life. Although there has been considerable experience with hydrofracturing in conventional oil and gas fields for many years, the process currently used in tight shale formations is relatively new and vastly different. Hydrofracking in conventional fields, if done at all, is typically performed either at the initial completion of a well or as a means of secondary recovery late in the well’s life....   [tags: Fracking Essays] 850 words
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Current Status of Hydraulic Fracturing - Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as Fracking, has become a major issue in current years. Water table and air pollution are the most prevalent concerns as the 21st century dawns. Countries around the world have to balance out the economic and environmental benefits of burning natural gas as a fuel source rather than oil and coal with the dangers of polluting the world’s water ways and the air that we breathe. Millions of dollars have already been poured into the research and development of burning natural gas, and millions if not billions more are sure to be pushed into this blooming industry should it prove profitable....   [tags: fracking, environment, pollution]
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Hydraulic Fracturing Research Paper - Around the world, countries are dependent on oil and more often than not, foreign oil. The U.S. is at a time where they believe buying foreign oil supports terrorism and hurts our economy. Shale formations deep underground that spread all over the U.S. have been found to contain natural gas. This includes the Marcellus Shale formation and the Utica Shale formation, which can be found all throughout New York State and down the East Coast (Hydro-Fracking pg.1). To get at this abundance of gas underground, hydraulic fracturing was invented, but this new method of gas extraction safe for the environment and for the people around it....   [tags: Fracking Research Paper]
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Peer Review Work Abour Support for Hydraulic Fracturing - The question of whether or not hydraulic fracturing increases the likelihood of harm to the environment, and to humans has come to light. The negative effects that fracking poses is dwarfed by both its current and projected benefits. For instance, Terry Engelders and Thomas Merill have written peer reviewed work about their support for fracking. In this paper, I will explain the main points that the two authors make in selected articles, improve their points by relating the authors main points, and lastly conclude with a concise summary of the main points and how the main points apply in a general context....   [tags: terry engelders, fracking, thomas merill]
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Hydraulic Fracturing - Hydraulic fracturing was first invented in 1997 and is basically a technique and form of mining. Rather than searching for solid minerals such as copper, silver or gold. When it comes to fracturing, the real money comes in from the shale gas. Shale gas is a natural gas found underneath Earth’s surface within the cracks and crevices of the rock walls. Gas and oil is usually formed over thousands and thousands of years under large bodies of water, where organic materials have died. The organic material of plants and animals settle to the bottom of the waters floor and begins to be preserved through the process of settlements....   [tags: Fracking Essays]
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Hydraulic Fracturing - The social and economic evolution which unfolded along the course of the industrialization era since the 1800s onwards has constituted the basis for many scientific investigations with regards to social and economic history, and politics as well. The creation and developmental process of national industry has very much been an important and dominant facet of economic upheaval. Despite the numerous benefits, industrialization nonetheless has brought about downsides which affect societies altogether....   [tags: fracking, fraccing]
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Hydraulic Fracturing: The Future of America’s Energy - Hydraulic Fracturing, also known as fracking, is not a novel concept. The hope of being able to access fossil fuels trapped inside layers of shale deep beneath the Earth’s surface was achieved by the process of fracking, developed in 1903 (energyindepth.com). Over the last century, hydraulic fracturing has become an efficient and environmentally friendly way to access the natural gas needed to meet the United States’ high demands. With the condition of the environment rapidly deteriorating, the process of hydraulic fracturing is being questioned....   [tags: Energy ]
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Hydraulic Fracturing Must be Reformed - The multi-billion dollar gas industry is seeking to expand its production across the nation, in light of new technology making extracting natural gas much easier. A Healthy alternative to the fossil fuels we so frivolously use is now more critical than ever. In 2011, the United States used 18.83 million barrels of raw oil daily, and in 2010 19.18 million barrels of petroleum products and biofuels. In 2010 and 2011, that was nearly 22% of the world’s oil supply. (U.S Department of Energy) Previously inaccessible areas in the Marcellus Shale region of the United States, stretching from West Virginia to New York, are being unearthed by a controversial method of extracting natural gas, called h...   [tags: Energy, Gas Industry]
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Risk and Economics in The United States vs. China - ... It was dismissed because fracking is very expensive, and it was thought that the marginal cost of fracking was greater than the marginal benefit. However, oil prices suddenly rose during the new millennium, and this made fracking more economically beneficial. At higher oil prices, fracking could be performed profitably. This is shown graphically in Figure 1. An increase in the market demand for oil increased the market price, which caused the price faced by individual producers to increase. At the higher oil price, fracking became profitable as frackers were able to recover more revenue for each barrel of oil produced....   [tags: Frackers, Capitalism, Communism]
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The Consequences of Drilling for Natural Gas - The United States relies on imports for about forty percent of its crude oil, which is the lowest rate of dependency since 1991 according to the U.S Energy Information Administration. Today our country is trying to keep on track in becoming less and less dependent. When it comes to the topic of the future ways the United States will get its fuel, most of us readily agree that the United States should become more independent by using natural gas that is already here on our land. Where this argument usually ends, however, is on the question of the consequences drilling for natural gas brings....   [tags: drilling sites, dependency, energy]
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The Politics of Natural Gas Production - The Politics of Natural Gas Production In 2010, roughly 25 percent of the nation’s energy came from natural gas, a “fossil fuel” which American consumers and businesses heavily depend on for transport, light, and heat (Squire 6). As the U.S. population increases, so do the country’s energy needs. Political debate over how the U.S. can meet those needs has slowly simmered for several decades, escalating exponentially when the energy supply grows short. Disputes over just how clean natural gas is, as opposed to coal, dominate headlines and presidential campaigns alike....   [tags: Natural Gas, Fossil Fuels, Energy]
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Hydraulic Fracturing: An Overview - In the past couple of years the word fracking has been prevalent in the media whether its been mentioned in the news or in the movie Matt Damon stared in titled “Promised Land”. Many people know it as a method of extracting gas from the earth and don’t inquire further into what hydraulic fracturing actually is. Before the process is explained we should understand why it has become prevalent in the last decade. The reason Hydraulic fracturing has become so popular in the last couple of years is because of the passage of the energy policy act of 2005, which contained the Halliburton loophole....   [tags: Energy, Acquisition, Process]
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Marcellus Shale: Is it Worth the Risk? - You’ve been sick for a while now, but none of your doctors can diagnose your ailment. You want answers, you’re desperate; especially since your condition is not getting any better, it’s steadily declining. You finally find out the cause of your terrible illness, and it makes you feel even worse: it’s your water. A Marcellus Shale drill has contaminated your drinking well and it’s been making you and your family deathly ill. According to the Environmental Studies Capstone, shale is a type of rock that contains fossil fuels....   [tags: wastewater, shale drilling, pollution]
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Hydraulic Fracturing - ... Research indicates that some of the chemicals used are carcinogenic in nature, while some remain a mystery due to the privilege of being a trade secret. Another significant fact, the entire industry in not regulated under the EPA. The PR firms expound the virtues of natural gas and would have us to believe “the negative side-effect caused by fracking are insignificant”(Larson, Rob 1). They rattle off information on how natural gas is a clean burning source of energy and how it is now responsible for 30% of electricity production, as well as heating in half of all homes in U.S.; therefore lessening our dependency on foreign suppliers....   [tags: chemicals, gas, environment] 812 words
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Solving the Water Problems in America - “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Leonardo da Vince once said. Water is a huge part of life, and everything that lives requires water to make it through its days on earth. A lot of people think that the world has massive amounts of water available for use; therefore, most roll their eyes when conserving water is mentioned. After all, 71% of the earth’s surface is made up of water. However, the truth is that only 2.5% of that is clean, drinkable water, and two-thirds of that percentage is unavailable because it is stuck in ice caps and glaciers (water)....   [tags: Irrigation Periods, Global Issues]
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Lobbying and Politics - Dating back many decades, it appears that lobbying and politics have always gone hand and hand on any political stage. Lobbying has always had a strong presence in the legislation system. Lobbying is the process of offering campaign contributions, bribes, or information to policymakers for the purpose of achieving favorable policy outcomes. Conventional wisdom suggests that lobbying is the preferred mean for exerting political influence in rich countries and corruption in poor countries. The legislation is meant to benefit society and ensure that citizens are having their voices heard, instead of hindering them in favour of the multi-national corporations....   [tags: legislation system, bribes, policy outcome]
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When Humans Impose on the Environment, Expect Negative Outcomes - Before the use of technology, humans had to solely rely on the environment to fulfill their daily needs. Humans respected, and even feared nature for its destructive capabilities. Before the use of technology, humans were connected with nature at an almost spiritual level. They knew how to use the environment and sustain it at the same time. Before technology, there was a natural balance between nature and humans. Unfortunately, as humans developed by advancing in industry and technology, a lot of the respect and fear once held for nature was lost, which lead to an increase in the occurrences of environmental problems....   [tags: Environment ]
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The Rise of Earthquakes in Oklahoma - The Rise of Earthquakes in Oklahoma With earthquakes on the rise, we must figure out the cause of them and determine a solution to help limit or even prevent them from occurring. Since early 2009, earthquakes have been sweeping across the state of Oklahoma, causing many people to worry about their own well-being. Many scientists speculate the source of the earthquakes might be a result of Hydraulic Fracturing deep down in Earths’ crust. Hydraulic fracturing is a process in which oil and natural gas companies pump up to millions of gallons of wastewater, sand, and chemicals down drilled holes in order to release pockets of shale within the earth....   [tags: potential damages, tornatoes]
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The Environmental Crises - A major concern of people from all demographics and religions is the environmental crises are taking place in the US and all over the world today. Many aspects our daily lives in the capitalist society we live in are causing grave destruction to our planet. Issues such as global warming, bottling water, and the search for oil and fossil fuels are some of the most known environmental crises taking place in the US. I believe the US could in fact find safe, profitable solutions to many of these problems as long as it is willing to be proactive and address the serious issues at hand while they can be corrected....   [tags: Environment , Environmental]
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Shale Gas: Changing the Global Energy Market - It is clear today that for at least the next 20 years natural gas will be a key energy vector in Europe. Increased consumption and reduction of European reserves is pushing countries, governments and companies to all find a more efficient and economically viable energy resource. Like any major new energy source, shale gas has the ability to confer massive wealth on some countries — and take it away from others. It has become a global phenomenon. Extensive and successful extraction in the United States has sparked other global regions in exploring the potential held within this possibly new lucrative energy source....   [tags: Natural Gas]
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How Natural is Natural Gas? - How natural is Natural Gas. Natural gas extraction and consumption has risen over the past thirty years. Also known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking, a tremendous amount of uproar is being made in the environmental and political communities. Natural gas use is a great source of energy worldwide, only in America have we had a gold rush affect when it comes to extraction. Natural gas provides less dependence on foreign oil, less need for coal plants, and a more affordable energy source worldwide....   [tags: Bunsen burner, drilling sites, environment]
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Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing - Advanced technology created the possibility to extract a natural gas beneath the earth which has never been possible before. Oil industries are once again booming deploying hydraulic fracturing method to access the natural gas lies beneath the earth, specifically the Marcellus Formation which contains limestone beds that is black shale or black rock due to presence of iron pyrite and siderites. Marcellus shale formation lie under New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio and other parts of the US states according to Parks & Recreation Journal (Dolesh 57)....   [tags: Energy ]
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America's Energy Sources - As many would agree, including myself, the current energy source that we Americans use needs to be replaced. The use of fossil fuels of coal and oil are a problem for many reasons, one is their negative impact on the environment when extracted and used. Another is that we rely in it being supplied from other countries, which has created problems on the geopolitical aspect. The successful development of horizontal drilling by the energy industry along with the existing technology of hydraulic fracturing was introduced after Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation experimented to make deep shale gas production a commercial reality in the Barnett Shale in North-Central Texas (U.S....   [tags: Natural Gas, Fossil Fuels, Horizontal Drilling]
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Energy Production - In today’s society, it’s nearly impossible to open a newspaper, fire up a computer, or hold a conversation that isn’t someway related to energy. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution over a century and a half ago, nothing has been more pivotal to mankind’s rise to power as the apex species of planet earth. Had our ancestors not discovered the potential of using million year old plant and animal remains to create combustible power, the world would look very different. There is no denying that energy production is one of, if not, the most important developments in human history....   [tags: Environment, Natural Gas] 1865 words
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Social Responsibility and Sustainability in The Green Path by - Our textbook defines social responsibility as “an organization’s obligation to maximize its positive impact on stakeholders and to minimize its negative impact” (Ferrell, Fraedrich, and Ferrell 39). It is a vital aspect of a firm’s survival where a healthy balance between economic performance and environmental performance is found. In addition to maintaining stakeholder trust in a firm, social responsibility encourages sustainable business decisions that ensure the survival and quality of environmental resources for future generations....   [tags: resources, pollution, industrial revolution]
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The Green Movement and The Green Jobs Movement - An announcement on January 10, 2012, by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, that the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic timepiece whose sweep toward midnight signals global environmental disaster, is moving closer to the bewitching hour; it is now 11:55 p.m. (Doomsday Clock, 2012). Significant causes of the Doomsday scenario are economic. Global nations' fiscal reforms, expenditure cuts and deregulation including elimination of rules led to worse environmental states. This led to The Green Movement. The Green Movement centers on concentrated questioning, critical analysis, and exploring fundamental root causes of problems (Foundation for Deep Ecology, 2012)....   [tags: Green Movement Essays] 1595 words
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Terrorism and Econoterrorsm: The Earth Liberation Front - INTRODUCTION “Al Qaeda gunmen kill French EU worker in Yemen, officials say.” “Gaza's Hamas executes 2 alleged spies for Israel.” “13 killed in Afghanistan bombing; Taliban claims responsibility.” “Lebanese MPs fail to elect president on second try as Hezbollah-led alliance boycotts vote.” These headlines have appeared on news sources such as Fox News and CNN just within the last week. It is hard for the American people to forget what happened on 9/11 and for that, the American media, political climate, and population in general are all focused on terrorism abroad....   [tags: AlQaeda, klu klux klan, taliban]
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Environmental Laws and Educational Awareness Campaings - The world is facing troubling times that seem to get worse as time progresses. One big issue is rapidly growing to a worldwide crisis, pollution. This is a concerning matter to all nations because living organisms depend solely on this planet to help provide vegetation, oxygen, water, and life itself. Humans inhabit this planet yet; some of them seem not care much for their home planet Earth that for centuries has seen past generations of humans develop and evolve. Part of this evolution in humans consists of their open mindedness, which led to a concern/awareness of a group of humans known as “Environmentalists”....   [tags: Air, Water, Plants, Animals, Pollution, Evolution]
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Shark Baiting: Chumming in South Africa - Intro: There are many environmental issues currently flowing through the media into society and raising some strong opinions and arguments. South Africa, being one of the world’s most diverse natural ecosystems, has come under the spotlight with regards to many issues such as the Karoo Fracking debacle and the Rhino Horn Poaching crisis. Unfortunately these issues are not represented only by the parties directly involved but rather by ‘gate keepers’, as we shall call them, who determine how the issue is framed and represented to the masses....   [tags: illegal activity, environmental issue, media]
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