Are you for it, or against it?
What is Hydraulic Fracking?
What is Marcellus Shale?
- Marcellus Shale is a form of rock that Hydraulic Fracking drills through to get extract natural gas. This rock is found throughout the Appalachian Basin, as seen in the picture to the left.
This picture gives a basic look at what happens during Hydraulic Fracking. As you can see, it cracks through the Marcellus Shale to extract natural gas.
Wells in PA
This picture shows the Fracking Wells in Pennsylvania. As you can see, the majority is out in western PA. As we go more east, the amount of wells decrease and there end up being none to the east except for up north.
By The Numbers
This picture shows what is being done at certain depths of the rock that is being drilled into.
Wells in PA
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IS NOT A GOOD THING
We Need To Stop Hydraulic Fracking
- It requires 2-4 million gallons of water
- Causing slight seismic activity
- Posing risk to air from engines and compressors
FRACKING DOESN'T GIVE OFF CLEAN ENERGY
- By extracting Shale, large amounts of Volatile Organic Compounds enter the atmosphere
- This causes air contamination, acid rain, and ground level ozone