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My Take on Fracking by Theo Pierre, City-Tech Blogger

What is fracking? To be honest I didn’t know what fracking was up until a few weeks ago, when I was speaking to my father about my natural disaster project. He mentioned the word fracking and how it effects the increase in earthquakes and that really concerned me. He was surprised when I told him I had no idea what fracking was and instead of telling me the answer he told me to go research it. So I did. Fracking is a process where high pressure and hydraulics are used to inject water sand and other chemicals deep into the ground to tap oil or gas. Now to me it didn’t sound like a very harmful method of getting to the gas and oil but apparently after reading this article about the EPA by the New York Times entitled “Reversing Course, E.P.A. Says Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water” by CORAL DAVENPORT.   It seems that fracking may contaminate drinking water. Now my personal feelings after reading this article is we really need to try much harder to find an alternate source of fuel because it seems like fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal that require various methods of drilling into the earth are always a problem. There are always issues with those methods, but where money is involved people tend to pretend they don’t see the negative these things bring to the Earth.

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