Hydraulic Fracking

Are you for it, or against it?

What is Hydraulic Fracking?

Hydraulic Fracking is a method used to extract petroleum or natural gas from deep inside the Earth (usually about 10,000 feet underground) in places where the natural gas isn't found easily.


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.

HYDRAULIC FRACKING RUINS AIR

- Air becomes polluted with large amounts of hydrocarbons

- Up to 600 chemicals are used including carcinogens and toxins such as Formaldehyde, Mercury, Uranium, and Hydrochloric Acid

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IS NOT A GOOD THING

We Need To Stop Hydraulic Fracking

There are way more downs than ups in Hydraulic Fracking. Cons of hydraulic Fracking include

- 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

- Fracked natural gas contains radioactive materials

- By extracting Shale, large amounts of Volatile Organic Compounds enter the atmosphere

- This causes air contamination, acid rain, and ground level ozone

FRACKING IN PA

This picture shows a fracking well located in PA. Most of these wells were located in Western and Northern PA. These wells emitted VOC's, carcinogens, and toxins. Also, while extracting the natural gas, methane gas and toxic chemicals contaminated nearby groundwater.