Environmental Justice – Oil Drill and Fracking

Oil fracking is a methodological process employed in the fracturing of rock by a pressurized liquid. Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracturing technique pressurized water, sand and chemicals mixtures into wellbore to create small fractures in rock bedding (ENS, 2012). Perhaps, is fracturing an environmental hazard, or similar to the “Love Canal” story. According to Beck (1979) “Love Canal” is one of the most environmental tragedies in American history. The following excerpt from (Beck, 1979) is indicative of the environmental hazard that follows, when science lacks regulatory and sound purview. “But that’s not the most disturbing fact. What is worse is that it cannot be regarded as an isolated event. It could happen again–anywhere in this country–unless we move expeditiously to prevent it. It is a cruel irony that Love Canal was originally meant to be a dream community. That vision belonged to the man for whom the three-block tract of

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