May 1, 2016

fracking-infographic-featured Well let’s try the Fracking story this week and see what happens. First what is Fracking? Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well. This process allows for the recovery of oil and gas that is not attainable threw conventional drilling. There is a great deal of controversy surrounding this process and its effects on the environment. There are claims that the various chemicals used damage the surrounding water table. This has been proven in many cases but not all it depends on who’s doing the research. One thing is true that the Fracking or fracturing of the shale that contains the gas and oil can and does cause earth quakes. This has been seen in Oklahoma in the US with a large increase in small earth quakes in areas where Fracking has take place. This is not a claim by hysterical citizens this has been proven. But the big companies claim that the benefits far out do the little earth shaking that goes on. Geologists warn however that the potential for larger more destructive earth quakes is growing do to the Fracking. Fracking is another case of the big oil and gas companies refusing to accept the possibility that renewable sources such as wind and solar power might be the way to go. It’s sad that environmentalists are seen as tree hugging quacks rather than actual scientists concerned with our survival. Remember no matter what new techniques oil companies come up with there is not and I repeat NOT a unlimited supply left in the ground. Some say as little as thirty years worth others say less or more after reading all that I have read I would say that a forty years at our continued usage would see us rationing our supple and invading anybody who had oil. But getting back to Fracking from what I see and read it’s a dangerous practice with little upside and plenty of downside especially when if they took that money and spent it on alternative power sources we could quite possible eliminate our dependency un renewable fossil fuels. This is Flounder say CIAO from Medellin, Colombia. Where we have the problem and question’s you have in the US concerning Fracking.

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