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Should the US Use Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) to Extract Natural Gas?

  • The United States should use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gases.

    The United States should use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gases. Fracking, as it is more commonly called, is creating thousands of jobs in places that once had very few, like North Dakota. Even though it ruins the land and people's homes and careers, the benefits far outweigh the risks.

  • No no no

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  • No, the pros outweight the cons.

    Firstly, in order to extract natural gas from the earth eight million liters of fresh water have to be used. Once the fluid is taken out of the earth and the gas is extracted, the fracking fluid is then pumped back into the ground and sealed. There, it poses a threat to fresh water sources it may be surrounded by. Many chemicals in fracking fluid are known to be hazardous and some are even carcinogenic. In conclusion, it would be more beneficial to both ourselves and the environment if we looked into harnessing more natural forms of energy.


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