November 20, 2015
Hydraulic fracturing should not be implemented in New York. It is not a safe method of energy and it is harmful to both the lives of humans and animals, and also the economy. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking”, extracts natural gas and oil from rock that lies very deep underneath the ground. During the drilling process in hydraulic fracturing, water, sand, and a mix of chemicals are blasted into the rock and it releases the natural gas. Without this process, very large amounts of natural gas would be left underneath the ground, never to be used. Many companies use this process because it is very cost effective, even though it may not be the safest.
Hydraulic fracturing is known to have many consequences in the environment. These consequences can range from groundwater effects to pollution amongst plant and animal life, therefore preventing a healthy lifestyle among plants and animals. When this hydraulic fracturing is used and it affects the groundwater surrounding it, it makes the groundwater completely inconsumable. Humans cannot drink this water because of the highly invasive and destructive chemicals involved in hydraulic fracturing. Even though hydraulic fracturing has a ratio where water greatly outnumbers the amount of chemicals, chemicals in the mixture are so destructive that even a small amount could potentially do great harm to humans. Although there may not be a large ratio of these chemicals, There are many gallons of water being pushed into the ground and with all these chemicals, regardless of how diluted the solution is, these chemicals can still affect the body(Hydraulic Fracturing Should Be Banned).
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... extraction, and contamination from introduced chemicals or the resulting wastewater. However, the data required to fully understand these potential threats are currently lacking. Scientists therefore need to study the changes in ecosystem structure and function caused by natural gas extraction and to use such data to inform people about the environmental disadvantages.
Hydraulic fracturing should not be used as an alternative energy source to oil. Its effects on the environment, along with several economic problems, indicate that it would be a bad step forward for New York. In fact, it would essentially be large step backward because New York would have to pay for all the repercussions that follow hydraulic fracturing. If New York decides to use hydraulic fracturing, it will affect the air, the water systems such as groundwater, the economy, and many other things.
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