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ERIC Number: EJ987593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6855
Fracking: In the End, We're All Downstream
O'Neill, Julie Treick
Rethinking Schools, v26 n4 p36-39 Sum 2012
Natural gas production in Wyoming is a lucrative and influential industry. All the perks--jobs, education spending, the budget surplus--are huge incentives for communities and the fossil fuel-friendly state legislature to play along, to stay silent. And many are willing. There has been natural gas production in the state for almost a century, but gas, like all fossil fuels, is getting more difficult to find. As long as the country remains dependent on coal, oil, and gas, producers will utilize whichever techniques they can--including hydraulic fracturing--to meet the demand. In this article, the author uses the film "Gasland" to help her 9th-grade global studies students explore the environmental and social impact of hydraulic extraction of natural gas. (Contains 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming