Warm Up 1. What are the pros and cons of using coal as an energy resource? 2. What are the pros and cons of using petroleum as an energy resource? 3. What are the pros and cons of using natural gas as an energy resource? Time’s Up!
Fracking Use existing well Drills horizontally Pumps in Water Sand Chemicals High pressure Breaks open rocks Releases trapped oil and gas Sand holds open cracks Chemicals aids process Products pumped out
Initial Position on Fracking After reading the article… Explain your position on fracking. Do you think it should be used to extract oil and natural gas or do you think it should not be used? Explain why you think that using information from the article, from our presenters last class, and from our notes to support your position.
Fracking Debate Today: Research using the sources I have provided, the ones you brought in with you, and the library databases. Get as much information as you can on both sides of the argument!! (In order to effectively argue against your opposition you must understand their perspective) Thursday/Friday: Walk into the room prepared to debate!!!!