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1 The Dangers of Hydraulic Fracturing Brian Lima 17 April 2014 Johnson State College

2 Hydraulic fracturing is an environmentally hazardous practice that endangers humans by polluting water, degrading air quality, and compromising geological stability.

3 Hydraulic fracturing is associated with increased methane in drinking water wells. Osborn 2011

4 Methane in drinking water is extremely dangerous. Fox 2012

5 Flaring is a common industry practice that releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Evanson 2014

6 Methane escapes directly into the atmosphere when not flared. Dlugokencky 2012

7 Hydraulic fracturing pollutes millions of gallons of water which are stored on site or require transport. Ecosphere Technologies 2012

8 Hydraulic fracturing has been linked to an increase in seismic activity. Ananda 2011

9 Hydraulic fracturing has been linked to an increase in seismic activity. USGS 2013

10 Hydraulic fracturing is not worth the risk posed to human health to produce a finite, polluting source of energy.

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12 Do not allow media savvy oil and gas companies to sway your opinion on this controversial topic. Money energy and education should be focused towards legitimate forms of clean energy rather than expanding upon production of polluting fossil fuels.

13 References Ananda, Rady, Fracking the Life out of Arkansas and Beyond. Retrieved 16 April 2014, from Dlugokencky, Ed, Average Atmospheric Methane Concentration in Parts Per Billion. Retrieved March 2014, from on-climate-change/. Ecosphere technologies, Hydrofracking Drives New Water Treatment Solutions. Retrieved 15 April 2014, from solutions/. Evanson, Tim, Natural Gas Being Flared Near a Production Well in North Dakota. Retrieved March 2014, from on-climate-change/. Fox, Josh, 2010, Gasland Documentary. Retrieved 3 February 2014, from 2013/12/gasland-fracking-hell-the-truth-behind-hydrofracking-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-linked-to- fracking-nat-geo/. Osborn, S., A. Vengosh, N.R. Warner and R.B. Jackson, Methane Contamination of Drinking Water Accompanying Gas-Well Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing. Retrieved 11 March 2014 from U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquakes in Oklahoma Between 1973 and Retrieved 16 April 2014, from wastewater-wells.


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