There are 40,000 gallons of chemicals used per fracking. 600 different chemicals are used. The chemicals used are things like uranium, mercury, methanol, and formadenyde which are all harsh harmful chemicals. We have to use 8 million gallons of water for each fracking. A site can only go through fracking 18 times.
According to “ The Risks of Hydrofracking”(n.d.), the process uses 8 million gallons of water for one single well. Since there are approximately 500.000 gas wells in America, this means that almost 4 billion gallons of water resources are being used in this process. Moreover, only 30% of the water can be recycled for reuse, which means that 2.8 billion gallons of water is gone (Inglesby & Jenks & Nyquist & Pinner, 2012). In addition, using huge amounts of water may cause a shortage near fracking areas. This issue is highly controversial issue in United States.
The working group in Lake Huron have invested over $500K in their project to help clean up the pollution (Lakes Huron). Research states, "salmon have all but disappeared from Lake Huron, and so have the anglers who spent tens of millions of dollars annually chasing them" (Sentinel). The Environmental Protection Agency have also devoted billions of dollars due to the pollution. In 2003, " Michigan's 10 busiest ports on Lake Huron saw about 1.2 million recreational fishing hours, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Last year, that number dropped to approximately 300,000- a decline of 75 percent"
Assignment: Canada’s Oil Sands The Keystone XL oil pipeline  is a crude oil pipeline that was proposed by TransCanada to transport crude oil from the Canadian Oil Sands . Recently, President Obama denied the construction of the pipeline, despite Prime Minister Harper’s public support for the project. The pipeline was protested by thousands of individuals, organized by Greenpeace Canada . Another stakeholder that publicly opposed the pipeline was the Natural Resources Defense Council  (NRDC), a U.S. based environmental group. Since the Keystone XL project has been delayed, the NRDC has focused attention on the Northern Gateway Pipeline .
In the US, fracking is also exempted from six other key pieces of regulation relating to hazardous waste and pollution. One of the biggest factors in the legal battles is what they use in chemicals inside the fracking process. The loophole allows them to keep that as a ‘guarded’ secret and they do not have to disclose all the chemicals that are used while fracking. There reservoirs over time have shown wear and tear and even possibly a defect in manufacturing of the well. There have been reports of the well collapsing and creeping into other water sources where the ecosystem around it has become a ‘dead zone’ for any type of life animal or vegetation.
According to a spokesman there is some eight billion cubic feet of natural gas is drawn from existing fields in the ANWR every single day that is re-injected into the ground because there is no pipeline to carry the gas to the United States or Canada (Nationalgeographic.com). Eight billion cubic feet of natural gas is more then half of what American consumers use in a single day. Natural gas and fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource, but we are far from running out. However, with the research that is being conducted on natural gas fueling
9-1-1 The earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane in New Orleans, and the Demolition in San Francisco are all examples of National Disasters around the world. The human population has been affected by national disasters since the beginning of time; over billions of people have either become homeless, heart, and in most cases dead. The United Stases is the most powerful and richest country in the world yet the government and celebrities go out and help other countries spending billions of dollars on water, food, and shelter before helping people back home. We have more than 500,00 people homeless right now, that alone is a national disaster. Unfortunately, other countries aren’t so lucky; like Africa.
However, I have met many people that dislike the process very much. Below one will find the answer to what fracking is, why some people think that it is important to use fracking, and what about the process concerns so many people. Fracking is also known as hydraulic fracturing. “Hydraulic fracturing is the process of creating fissures in underground formations to allow natural gas to flow.” (Barnett Shale Energy Education Council) Fracking extracts oil and gas from layers of rock formations deep beneath the earth’s surface. Sometimes, the wells can be thousands of feet deep.
Oil companies need to cut down on the amount of oil that is being produced because it is having a negative impact on the environment and on the people of Alberta. Albertans are angry about the oil sands and their impact on the environment. Oil companies, when refining crude oil dump large amount of pollutants into the surrounding ecosystems, and how the companies increased Canada’s contribution to global pollution. Albertans are not happy about the oil sands impact on the environment, and the government’s lack of response to the problem. Alberta has elected a new environmental minister expecting changes, however so far nothing has.