Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Public Perceptions of Fracking

Class

Article

College

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Mehmet Soyer

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The topic of my research paper is based around public perceptions of fracking from the political spectrum. Because the public perception of fracking can be altered because of candidates, parties, their ties to media outlets, media outlets themselves, and generalized human debate, I’m focusing my research on this from a generalized viewpoint. The justifications by presidency and politics around fracking, including media and society perception of the extraction of natural gas and these stances relate to other forms of energy, including climate change and the varied beliefs surrounding it. I’ll be studying the downsides, whether they be physically, ethically, financially, and environmentally, but also looking at the potential gains for few that have override the affects that have been caused on water and negative health consequences tied to this for many people. From a business, political, and policy standpoint I’ll be examining not why this can afford to happen, but why it happens, from a look through these perspectives and spectrums. I’ll be examining peer-reviewed literature articles before me to gain a better understanding and grasp for why these environmental injustices occur, and for whom they benefit. The purpose for my study is to capture knowledge from an overlooked point of view from fracking, and eventually lead to coverage of climate change, and contribute to awareness and positive impact towards such change, while unmasking the political, economic, business means of fracking.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 4:15 PM

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Public Perceptions of Fracking

The South Atrium

The topic of my research paper is based around public perceptions of fracking from the political spectrum. Because the public perception of fracking can be altered because of candidates, parties, their ties to media outlets, media outlets themselves, and generalized human debate, I’m focusing my research on this from a generalized viewpoint. The justifications by presidency and politics around fracking, including media and society perception of the extraction of natural gas and these stances relate to other forms of energy, including climate change and the varied beliefs surrounding it. I’ll be studying the downsides, whether they be physically, ethically, financially, and environmentally, but also looking at the potential gains for few that have override the affects that have been caused on water and negative health consequences tied to this for many people. From a business, political, and policy standpoint I’ll be examining not why this can afford to happen, but why it happens, from a look through these perspectives and spectrums. I’ll be examining peer-reviewed literature articles before me to gain a better understanding and grasp for why these environmental injustices occur, and for whom they benefit. The purpose for my study is to capture knowledge from an overlooked point of view from fracking, and eventually lead to coverage of climate change, and contribute to awareness and positive impact towards such change, while unmasking the political, economic, business means of fracking.