Fracking

by: anakaren cambero

Fracking

Fracking is the process of making fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. It's used to release oil or gas from underground formations that would of been much harder to mine. Approximately 90% of all oil and natural gas wells are fracked at some point during their lifespan. Many people would argue that fracking is a public health hazard. While others would say that it has helped the economy in ways such as, providing jobs for the unemployed. Fracking effects the supply of oil, it increases it. Fracking has impacted economically by providing jobs. Fracking has also increased recently and helped increase the U.S economy. In a way fracking has also lowered energy prices. It has also declined the power of coal.