Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Get the Frack Outta Here

Class

Article

College

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology Department

Faculty Mentor

Mehmet Soyer

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

The term hydraulic fracturing, is a method utilized for the extraction of oil or gas from 'eccentric' supplies, for example, shale (Williams, 2017). This topic of fracking has come with two sides and has created some public misunderstanding on hydraulic fracking, with those who agree with fracking and feel it is an important environmental tool that helps the world, and helps the community bring in more revenue, and then the side that does not agree with fracking and feels the risks outweigh the rewards: contaminate ground water supplies, its hazardous conditions, and the industrialization impacts on communities (Ladd, 2014). There has been controversy to fracking in various places, including protests at shale gas sites, and also damage to different drilling rigs owned by these pro fracking companies. The reason the community is having trouble with fracking, is because corporations are overriding people's opinions because of the power that the government holds. This has created the rise of anti-fracking grassroot groups that are trying to have their voice heard throughout the world, not only for their benefits, but for the entire world population.

Location

Room 154

Start Date

4-11-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

4-11-2019 10:15 AM

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Get the Frack Outta Here

Room 154

The term hydraulic fracturing, is a method utilized for the extraction of oil or gas from 'eccentric' supplies, for example, shale (Williams, 2017). This topic of fracking has come with two sides and has created some public misunderstanding on hydraulic fracking, with those who agree with fracking and feel it is an important environmental tool that helps the world, and helps the community bring in more revenue, and then the side that does not agree with fracking and feels the risks outweigh the rewards: contaminate ground water supplies, its hazardous conditions, and the industrialization impacts on communities (Ladd, 2014). There has been controversy to fracking in various places, including protests at shale gas sites, and also damage to different drilling rigs owned by these pro fracking companies. The reason the community is having trouble with fracking, is because corporations are overriding people's opinions because of the power that the government holds. This has created the rise of anti-fracking grassroot groups that are trying to have their voice heard throughout the world, not only for their benefits, but for the entire world population.