Fracking

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by kketler
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Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Grade:
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Fracking

Fracking

Natural gas from shale rock promises to provide cleaner, abundant energy for the U.S. and the world. Our country has some of the largest natural gas deposits in the world. But there's a catch, the hydraulic fracturing process (Fracking) that obtains this fossil fuel could come with significant environmental costs (Walsh, 2011).

What is Fracking?

Fracking—the high-pressure injection of water, chemicals and sand into shale deposits to release the gas and oil trapped within the rock—in recent years has been combined with horizontal drilling and other improvements in technology to harvest stores of gas and oil that previously were thought commercially unfeasible to access (National Geographic, 2013).

What is the Issue?

View the 60 Minutes Video Shale Gas Drilling: Pros & Cons as well as the National Geographic Website How Has Fracking Changed Our Future?" Create a list of 3 Pros and 3 Cons using the resources below.

National Geographic: What is Fracking?

60 Minutes: Shale Gas Drilling: Pros & Cons

National Geographic: How Has Fracking Changed Our Future?

Assessment: Statement, Opinion, Support

Statement: Natural gas from rock promises to provide cleaner, abundant energy for the U.S. and the world. Our country has some of the largest natural gas deposits in the world. But there's a catch, the hydraulic fracturing process (Fracking) that obtains this fossil fuel could come with significant environmental costs (Walsh, 2011). Opinion & Support: In your opinion should the U.S. government allow companies to use the process of fracking to harvest our natural gas resources? Take a stand on the Pro or Con side of this debate. Write a 5 paragraph persuasive essay which includes the following:1. A description of the process of hydraulic fracturing (Fracking).2. A brief suammary that acknowledges both sides of the issue.3. Reasoning that supports your position based on the resources above as well as outside research. *Remember to cite your sources using appropriate MLA citations.

Grading Based on PSSA Writing Rubric

References

by Kevin KetlerEDIM 508


Comments

  • silena14 4 years ago

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    good job girl

  • Drago3000 4 years ago

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    Girl? The dude's name is Kevin.