He references youtube videos of people lighting their water on fire, which creates a sense of fear and empathy. Fear is a natural response to fire, but seeing water on fire straight from the faucet is unnatural and alarming. He evokes empathy for the people who are living this horror wondering when they will lose their homes or life’s to the flammable water in their pipes. He reports people were forced to leave their homes because of the dangerous levels of arsenic, benzene, and toluene in their blood evoking and emotion response of empathy for those forced to leave their homes. He repeats a statement from a federal scientist stating “we just don’t know enough about all the different ways fracking can make us sick” This statement evokes a sense of fear, dread, and worry for their personal health if fracking began in their community. Galley appeals a sense of anger in his audience by reminding them the state officials are aware of the negative impacts of fracking but are choosing to ignore the issues. Galley strengthens his arguments by his heavy appeal to
Hydraulic fracking has the capabilities to change the United States economy and improve the lives of many people. Fracking produces large amounts of natural gas that can be used as fuel, but because fracking is such a new process, researchers and environmentalists do not yet fully understand the negative effects it can have on our environment over time. Fracking has been linked to the contamination of groundwater and this contamination is a danger to people who live near fracking sites. The process of hydraulic fracking requires the use of hundreds of potentially dangerous chemicals which need to be regulated to keep our environment safe and clean. Hydraulic fracking should be allowed in the United States because it provides a useful resource,
Propostion P was advanced by an advocacy group known as the Santa Barbara Water Guardians, mainly to prohibit the usage of hydraulic fracturing (i.e fracking) within Santa Barbara, threatening its water supply. As such, Proposition P is absolutely essential, not only to ensuring the health of residents in Santa Barbara, but to ensuring long term social, economic, and environmental stability. Where opponents to Proposition P may tend to make arguments which solely favor the number of jobs in the community, or which perhaps presume the importance of the oil industry in Santa Barbara, over other concerns in the community, these other concerns need to be considered more fully in order to illustrate why support of Proposition P is absolutely essential.================
In today 's society almost everything that we use in our everyday lives requires some kind of energy source. With our reliance on these sources growing exponentially we have started to become more dependent on other countries to supply our fuel. With this dependence countries debt continues to grow and this has a very negative effect on the country 's economy. Energy can be split into two main groups renewable and nonrenewable. The difference between these two is the fact that one we cannot exhaust and the other we only have a limited supply of. Renewable energy is the more environmentally friendly option. The issue is that most countries main energy sources are nonrenewable and once a country turns nonrenewable it is very difficult and expensive to begin using renewable technology. Many countries simply do not have the wealth for the harvesting of renewable resources such as wind, solar, and nuclear. So the question is how do we provide energy to the people, well multiple companies turned to hydraulic fracturing. Today this is one of the most controversial method used to get energy.
The documentary Gasland, structured in the form of a travelogue, is written, directed and narrated by John Fox. Fox travels through various parts of the United States in search of instances where water, and waterways, are polluted by “produced water” (industrial term for waste water) of hydraulic fracturing. He had heard of various instances of water contamination and other hazards caused by fracking. He wanted to investigate the likelihood of him facing the same circumstances, because his land was on a proposed fracking site.
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the process of drilling down into the earth’s surface, followed by a high-pressure water mixture, which is directed at the rocks to release the gas and oil that is inside of them. Furthermore water, sand, chemicals and other substances are injected into the rock at a high pressure, in order to allow the gas in the rock to flow out and up to the top of the fracking wells. The process of fracking allows humans to extract the colorless, shapeless and odorless gas and oil when it is in its original form, which is later on used for electric power, in industries, in vehicles and in other important worldwide makings. Finally, the significance of fracking in the United States has clearly become leading to macroeconomists to state that the country is changing from a “net importer” to a “net exporter” of oil and gas over the coming years.
What do you do when you run out of gas in your car? Will you stop using your car? or Will you go to the gas station and refill your tank? Natural gas that has been pumped up from fracking nearly fuels 40% of the U.S. energy consumption. Without fracking, the price of gas would have a drastic raise from $3.25 to $11 per gallon, so consumers would have to pay about $130 or more to refill their gas tank. Fracking has a bad reputation of polluting the environment that we live in. The government should allow hydraulic fracking to continue only if fracking companies agree to the following.
People complain about pollution from factories, cars, global warming, and the melting of polar ice caps, yet many people disregard the dangerous that come with fracking. Fracking is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, and/or boreholes to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas. Fracking is causing an epidemic economically and environmentally. Fracking is continuously destroying the earth day by day. From the endless fracking today’s economy is depleting. Our natural resources are at risk every time fracking occurs. Fracking needs to be banned since it is hurting our health and that it drains our natural and limited resources required for us to sustain life.
In 2007, a home in Ohio received an unpleasant surprise when, after turning on the sink, an explosion ensued (Beaver 128). What caused this explosion? The EPA started an investigation and they found that the explosion was caused by dangerous amounts of methane in the water supply. How did the methane get into the water? After even more research, the EPA found that the only probable cause was fracking. This incident is not isolated either. There have been countless reports of different earthquakes, explosions, contaminations, and health issues, all over the country that can be linked back to fracking. Yet there are still very few regulations set on fracking. Even though fracking has helped produce many jobs, strict regulations are needed, because it is contaminating water supplies, causing explosions, earthquakes, and serious health problems for the people and land around hydraulic fracturing sites.
Fracking is one of the best ways to get natural resources. “Fracking is a process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside” (Unknown). Adversaries of fracking will say that it is dangerous, use up our water supply, and poison our water supply, but that is not totally true, fracking will bring in more money, save money, and will make the air cleaner and safer. Fracking may seem unacceptable because of what people say about it, however, when they drill deep into the facts they will see that fracking is actually very beneficial.
After months of clashes from protestors and the police, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued an eviction notice to the Dakota access protest camps. News articles such as Dakota pipeline protest camp: Ten arrested, dozens more believed to remain after evacuation deadline, by Mark Berman from the Washington Post and Arrest made in North Dakota, as group of pipeline protesters remain at camp, by William Lajeunesse from Fox News, describe the event that happened on the day of the eviction that resulted with their readers concluding with different implications of the event. Lajeunesse and Berman defined key ideas that shaped the view of their readers. They both choose to give and omit specific information that give their readers one side of the eviction. They also provided information in a way to influence their reader’s inferences. The information that is presented by
With the rise of natural gas on the market, and shale oils becoming last week’s news, fracking companies are looking towards the gas for their next money pot. Hydraulic fracturing leaves acres of farmland contaminated and the people on that land sick. Should Fracking companies get the ability to continue their endeavors fracking for natural gas, then many more wells will pop up all across the company, destroying the land and contaminating the inhabitants who live there. Overall, The U.S. shouldn’t bother with allowing major fracking companies to frack for natural gas, for the U.S. runs the risk of: the major usage of natural resources, major land damage, and an increase of sick people. With these many problems that fracking causes, there
The biggest issues facing my community is the Marcellus and Utica shale gas drilling boom. There are many pros and cons involved. I would like to address a few of them here.
By 2013, the practice of Hydraulic Fracking was highly controversial, and nearly everyone American citizens h had taken a stance on the issue. In the movie, each family the salespeople visited had no idea what fracking was, or any idea of the environmental consequences that follow it. Landowners in the middle of the rural fracking boom in the northern tier of the state had been in the midst of the real site of this ongoing crisis since it began in 2009. Global was in no way the first company to have approached people in the region. The movie inaccurately portrayed the people of the region by not giving them the correct amount of background knowledge on Hydraulic
The Shale gas revolution is an open issue with facts and figures accessible to any interested researcher; hence, this analysis is free from moral and ethical irresponsibilities. Gallagher (2009) defines Research ethics as concerned with the standards of right and conduct, which reflect different paradigms and methodological practices within a particular context (Trussell, 2008). The advantage of using secondary data is, it enables researchers from all walks of life to work together over a period, discipline and geology which an essential part of the culture of collaborative inquiry. The data used was found in the public domain, again no human participation was required and, therefore, no confidentiality code needed to gather data.