Fracking And Its Effects On The United States Essay

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Fracking has made its way across the U.S. at an alarming rate in the past few years. These wells are popping up on the side of roads, in the middle of fields, and around small rural communities all throughout our nation. The attitude towards this type of oil and natural gas production is highly controversial and bring a great amount of tension between U.S. citizens and our nation 's oil companies. This tension has many facing the reality that even though Fracking has many beneficial properties, the negative attributes outweigh the positives by overwhelming figures. Fracking was first introduced in 1947 by Stanolind Oil and Gas company in the state of Kansas. Their attempts to use Fracking to collect gas and oil were unsuccessful. A few years after Fracking was first attempted a company by the name of Halliburton, out of Houston, Texas, made history; they were the first in the world to use the fracking process successfully. However, even with this great event in the history of oil and gas production, Fracking would not become popular for another three decades. The process really started to make its mark in the oil and gas world in the mid 1980’s to early 1990’s. During that time this form of oil production was starting to be perfected. Only a few decades after its gain in popularity, Fracking has helped our country into a top spot among oil and gas producing countries worldwide. (Manfreda,2015)
The process of Fracking is in theory, a fairly simple concept. The first step…

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