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The Problems with Fracking - ... It requires money, man-power and support that a mom and pop shop could not provide. Therefore, the fracking industry is run by major corporations. The Chesapeake Energy Corporation (Dolesh 3), Halliburton, ChemEOR (Rahman 1) are just a few of these power hungry companies playing a large role in fracking. While these companies can frack anywhere there is an abundance of shale containing natural gas, it is mainly practiced in Western Europe, and in the United States. New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming (Rahman 1), Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia are just a few states where fracking takes place (Dolesh 6)....   [tags: Environmentalism, Human Health]
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Fracking and its Effect on the Environment - ... However surface spills of flowback been mostly unnoticed even though the flowback water that leaks from the storage lagoons into waterways and drinking water has potential to be especially harmful. Recent studies at Duke University have found “systematic evidence for methane contamination of drinking water associated with shale gas extraction”. This study found seventeen times the methane level in drinking water wells near drilling sites. The effects of low level methane exposure in drinking water are not known yet but could be serious health problems (Schmidt)....   [tags: Environment ]
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Hydraulic Fracturing: The Future of America’s Energy - ... Critics of hydraulic fracturing often argue that fracking well spills are extremely harmful to the environment and the risks do not outweigh the benefits (Beincecke). A widely known instance of a fracking well spill involved the Chesapeake Energy Gas Well in Pennsylvania. The gas well erupted, spilling thousands of gallons of chemically laced water from the drill site and spreading into the surrounding area. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, insists the cause of the horrific accident was merely bad luck (McGraw, Popular Mechanics)....   [tags: Energy ]
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Hydraulic Fracturing Research Paper - ... The water and chemicals are injected to crack open that shale to get to the pockets of natural gas trapped within it (Hobson pg.1). This process though uses “…millions of gallons (of water) laced with a cocktail of chemicals drawn from more than two hundred and sixty possible elements, many toxic (Applebome).” If this fluid was to get in a water well, any other water resource, and/or the soil, of course it would pollute and contaminate them. One such case was when “…near a Wyoming hydraulic-fracturing operation…thousands of gallons of fracturing fluid spilled into a stream in Dimock, Pa., killing hundreds of fish (Hobson EPA)”, showing just how toxic these chemicals in the fluid are....   [tags: Energy ]
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The Environmental Crises - ... Most laws are vague on the issues of who the world’s water actually belongs to which allows these companies to take fresh water and sell it to people all over the land for high prices. These companies allowed to run free and exploit natural resources causes an array of harmful environmental problems. Companies buying land to take water from the head of rivers and to pump from underground has caused streams to dissipate and nearby wells to run dry, as well as produce toxic waste and byproducts....   [tags: Environment , Environmental]
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When Humans Impose on the Environment, Expect Negative Outcomes - ... The newcomers had respect that they were the ones who were invading the bear’s environment. They did not blame the bear for its natural instincts. The rural folks however, blamed the bear for entering the Irvine’s home even though their home was right in the middle of bear territory. As more people impose themselves on the bear’s habitat and lose respect for them, the more unfortunate encounters between humans and bears will continue. Unfortunately, the rural folks have lost respect for the bears and their natural habitat as more and more humans are imposing into their territory....   [tags: Environment ]
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Energy Production - ... Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, despite being invented by Halliburton some seventy years ago, is the new driving force behind the gas boom. As the practice is becoming more widely used, its safety is being called into question at all levels of government. Fracking is a process where companies drill down into the earth to fracture a layer of shale one thousand to twelve thousand feet underground where they “steer the drilling horizontally for several thousand more feet” (Deutch, 2011). After reaching their target depth, the company doing the drilling pumps a high-pressure cocktail of chemicals, sand, and water into the shale to release the precious gas....   [tags: Environment, Natural Gas] 1865 words
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Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing - ... There are numerous occasions exposed the effect on hydraulic fracturing on humans which still is unknown the capacity of it is impact, but what is clear on “Gasland” documentary is the inevitable of unregulated companies that are scattered what is once known quiet and relaxation part is disrupted with wide deforestation that is taking place. The health concerns over the sites in hydraulic fracture were also observed at the sites of hydraulic fracture “seismic activity” in Oklahoma according CQ researcher....   [tags: Energy ]
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Politics of the people - ... This is just one example of the inconvenience of the developing oil company in the Territory. Additionally the people live on this land have been speaking out and noting they are having health problems and that it is spreading to the animals, one man's home was destroyed by an explosion of a pipeline behind his home (82). Due to these extreme concerns people for many years have been trying to take action, Accion Ecologica discussed how before 1992 oil companies would bury their crude oil in septic tanks underground (83), this of course has cause a significant amount of damage....   [tags: Analysis, South American Politics] 1066 words
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Alternative Fuel for Airplane - ... As a source of sustainable and renewable energy, biomass constantly interacting CO2, air, water, soil, and sunlight is composed of plants and animals. After the organism dies, microorganisms break down biomass into basic constituent parts, such as H2O, CO2, and its potential energy. (Basu, 2010) Important environmental matters related with increasing Biofuel productions are greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, air and water quality, biodiversity, and human health. The other hand at this time most Biofuel production has based on corn or soybeans as raw materials....   [tags: Energy, Sustainable Fuel] 2199 words
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