Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oil for the Taking?



Students,

For this week's blog post read the TeenBiz article, "Oil For The Taking?" and, after completing the activity, weigh in with your response in the comments below. "Fracking" is a controversial issue in our state. Do you think that "fracking" should be allowed? Discuss both sides of the issue and share your opinion in the comments below. Check out the above clip, and the movie "Gasland" for more information.

When you are finished, share your opinion on our poll in the sidebar to the right.

As always, make sure to proofread for CUPS and save your work in a google document before posting.

Due: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

69 comments:

  1. I think that fracking should not be allowed. I think this because it is polluting the Delaware River. this is horrible because it provides water for 15 million people. Also because it is harming our earth and is getting people sick and can eventually kill people.

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  2. Bringing up shal oil in Argentina by using"fracking". I think that is a bad idea that people are worried about the cost of getting the oil from the ground. People are also worried about what it might do to the environment.

    Oil can be worth a lot of money. That's because it is used for energy all over the world. Leaders hope to find more oil reserves in Argentina.

    Water and other chemicals are push out the oil. This is called "fracking." People are worried about the chemicals getting into the drinking water. we can get sick. Fracking uses up a lot of water. Water is hard to find in Patagonia.

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  3. One side of the problem is that fracturing, or fracking should be allowed. Kristian Rix says that “15 vertical wells have already been drilled. Those wells are producing 5,000 barrels a day of shale oil. That means developing the area should be simple.” Also, oil is a huge source of electricity and money so Repsol, along with others, wants to keep drilling oil.

    There are also people who oppose the idea of fracking. Some say that fracking can cause a huge environmental impact on the plants and animals that live and grow in the place where Repsol is digging up oil. In addition, Scientists and researchers are saying that more research has to be done before they go along with the plan to fracture oil from underground. I agree.

    I don't think that fracturing should be allowed in Argentina to get oil. First of all, fracturing can cause serious damage to the are around the oil wells. The process of fracturing is when people put sand, chemicals, and water into the ground. this could seriously hurt the organisms that live there and cause earthquakes. Fracturing can also cause our waterways to be polluted.

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  4. Fracking is really bad for our enviorment which makes me think that we should not do it on the other hand if we did not do it we could not get to a very important thing that we use. OIL! Oil is use by us in so many ways and we rely on it for a lot of things but if it is hurting our enviorment then I think it would be best to find an alternative to oil.

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  5. I think fracking is a necessary element of a nation to prosper and gain wealth, but although important their are risks that need to be accounted for. Such as financially. Us especially can not afford to loose more money, but fracking gives countries oppertunity to gain more money. Fracking may be dangerous to the envierment, and that is something to take into consideration, but stopping fracking cuts millions and millions of jobs worldwide. My point is coninue to frack, but do it responsibly and wisely

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  6. Yes I think its a good idea. It may be expensive, but it'll be worth it when they get the oil. If there making this big of a deal over it, its got to have some big money, hopefully to make up digging it and more to actually use it. Besides, oil can be sold for a lot of money, so getting ANY out will still be big money. It may be bad for the environment, but if they can clean most of the oil spills in the world, they should be able to clean this if its that bad.

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  7. I don't think "fracking" is a good idea because it could injure the world. I think that yes oil is important for our homes and lives but using other materials that we do use to get the oil isn't good. I think that we do need the oil but not when we harm the environment. I think that if we use "fracking" as our way to get what we need it isn't going to help us in anyway.

    I think the "fracking" is showing us as citizens of earth that we should just give up on ourselves and not work together to get something. I think that "fracking" will hurt our future generations and us as well because we didn't keep this world protected when it needed help the most. I think that if we have a choice to not use "fracking' ever it should be our choice because people are giving up on ourselves and only thinking on things that won't help. I think we should find a better way to get oil and not just use materials that are needed for us.

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  8. I think that fracking is a really bad idea. Fracking is polluting the water which everybody drinks and I pretty sure that many people get diseases from it. But fracking is also useful because we get our oil from it which we use to power so many things.

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  9. A problem with fracking or fracturing should be allowed. It will help the Argentinean environment. Also it's a big source of electricity and cash. They have drills and everything started so they will continue drilling oil.

    I believe that fracturing shouldn't be allowed to get oil. They can cause damage to oil wells. It can cause earthqueakes and chemicals in organisms. Fracking can pollute in very bad ways.

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  10. I think it's good for the economy and bad for the environment. If I was in charge I wouldn't take too much oil because people in the future will need oil. Argentina is not one of the wealthier countries, so it could help pump the economy. Also it would cost lots of money to get the oil out of the ground, but Argentina might not have the kind of economy currently to dig out the oil and other stuff. It's also bad because fracking will pressure the water. Honestly, I think that they should get some oil but not so much for now.

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  11. I believe that the idea of fracking is not a very good one. I think this because a lot of the times when people say that oil extraction will not cause any harm, it does. I think that oil shouldn't be extracted anymore because it has a huge impact on the environment and the economy. I believe that we can all survive without oil. What would we do if all of the fossil fuels on the planet were no more? we have to be prepared for this.

    For example, fracking can push oil into water reservoirs. This can harm many people in the area. A lot of the people already face problems in the water they drink. Even if they can afford water, they don't get good water unless they can pay a very high price. We in rich countries like the US and Europe or in very rich situations don't face these challenges or ever experience them but most of the countries on the planet face problems like these.

    This is why I think fracking should be illegal. First, it causes problems in the economy and in the environment. Second, it poisons water reservoirs. I would even say that it is impolite and lowers the quality of life around the fracking site. Many people already face pollution in areas where they will be fracking and now they will be facing even more.

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  12. I do not think hydraulic fracturing is a good idea. This is because it seems to risky for the environment. The water that "fracking" could cause damage to is probably a water source for many people. When the chemicals used in "fracking" get into a water source, people who use that water can become sick and possibly die. Another issue is that hydraulic fracturing uses up a lot of water. This is water that may be valuable to someone. Also, "fracking" is very expensive so they should find another, less expensive way to get the oil they need. I think "fracking" is a bad idea.

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  13. I think Fracking is a good idea. It may be expensive, but it'll be worth it when they get the oil. If there making this big of a deal over it, its got to have some big money, hopefully to make up digging it and more to actually use it. Besides, oil can be sold for a lot of money, so getting ANY out will still be big money. It may be bad for the environment, but if they can clean most of the oil spills in the world, they should be able to clean this if its that bad.

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  14. No, I don't think that fracking is a good idea. I don't think it's good because if it take the minerals out too it's still harming the sea. The sea animals need the minerals and don't need the oil so it's still harming them. So, they need to find out a different way to do that. It will also affect the rest of the environment.

    Another reason why I think it's a bad idea because the chemicals that are in it. Therefore I think fracking is bad. Fracking is just as bad as the oil is for the environment. So, fracking is is really not helping and they need to find a different way to get the oil out. This is why I think fracking is a bad idea.

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  15. I do not think fracking is a good idea because, it can cause damage to a supply that people use. It takes to much energy and work to do, but yet people still do it. I don't think fracking is such a good idea for both reasons.Maybe there can be a different source instead of fracking, because as you know fracking is doing to much and damaging things that don't even need to be damage just to save something else.
    Sincerely,
    Miecha

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  16. I think that fracking is a good idea because it get out all the oil that they need but it also bad because it does damage to the ground so it is good to get the oil but at the same time it is bad for the earth and it will effect the environment a lot if they keep fracking

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  17. I don't think that it would be a very good idea to extract the oil by fracking because no matter what we do everything has a reward and a consequence. Well that's for mostly everything, and these are one of those things. So these people think that they're doing the right thing by drilling a hole into the earth and taking the oil from the earth is okay?
    All it does is contaminate the water supply! These people think it's fine but it's effecting everyone and everything! Why in the world do people think that we have global warming nowadays? It's because we keep on taking nutrients that the earth really needs way more than we do.

    My final thought is that the Argentinians should not do the drilling. It's really important that they don't. Sooner or later it's going to have a really bad impact on them. We should just go natural for a few years, and use the smallest amount of oil possible so that it can last longer.

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  18. I do think that Fracking should be allowed. Even though it may harm the environment in some ways it really is helping Argentina's economy. Although this is my opinion some people's opinion differ. They think Fracking is bad. The money they make from the oil could help them fix their environment. So in a way it's a win-win situation in my opinion.

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  19. I think that oil is an important source that is well used for power purposes. But "fracking" is an unethical method to me. The procedure itself is dangerous to the environment. If there are many people who believe that further researching should be done then you should consider doing more research. Everyone wants oil since oil is something that everyone needs. Something that would hurt or contaminate the Earth or anything/anyone around it is not on my side.


    Money is a necessity and oil "carries" a lot of money. The way that they are going to get the oil is shameful and unacceptable. They're trying to see if the oil will make a profit. The people who created "fracking" are selfish, for they only care about making money for themselves and not caring about the environment around them.

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  20. I don't care much about fracking.In don't think it's a good idea nor do I think it's a bad idea because it's caused a lot of debate.Some people thinks it's good because they can make a really good profit.Although it's really expensive,but they'll still get money so it's worth it.Some people also think it's a bad idea because it's harming the environment which is true,but if they need the money for it they will do a lot of things to get it including damaging the environment and the animals.Fracking has its pros and cons and I see why some people are for it and so people are opposed to it.

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  21. I think that fracking can be harmful and helpful at the same time.I think it could be harmful because yes it can mess up there supplies of water and it could hurt the animals and fish and other creatures that live in the sea. It's also helpful because once they get the oil out alot of money is going to go to them. Once the money is given to them they can buy supplies to help get the oil out of the sea.


    I moving towards yes I think fracking could be a good idea because once they get alot of money from people buying the oil then they could buy products or equipment to get the oil out of the water.

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  22. I think this is a good idea because fracking would help us get oil in the U.S and everywhere else.Most people there care about there environment than they care about there heat and everything else that is provided by oil.This would lead to big changes including money.heat and everything else .The money that is spent on this will be shore happy when it is cold and they have the moil.If the environment is a big issue such as animals most animals immigrate from place to place so they would be gone . These chemicals most likely wouldn't effect the sea creatures so much because if it was harmful I don't think humans would be exposed to it .

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  23. I personally think that It will cause more damage questions they should think about. Will it damage the water?Has anyone else tried this method? what specifically are the chemicals?If I were them i would research it more or find another way to get that oil out. I think doing this can harm the water or any other thing living in the water.

    In the article it says Ernesto Boeiro that more needs to be known about the project. Which sounds like he is an expert and knows a lot about this so trust him. I think maybe they should hold off do research. Maybe see if there are any other methods too help more and not harm an anyway.

    Tanae

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  24. I think "fracking" is … bad because some times if you need something under ground you might mess something up, to get oil it can be a different solution to get it out. The fracking in Argentina was bad because its hard to take oil out .Also some people don't like the fracking at all they want it to stop.the chemical can get into the oil under ground and that's what people can fry things with ,with chemical oil.

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  25. I think fracking is a good and bad idea. I think fracking is a good idea because it helps us get the oil from the ground. Oil is a power source for many things like automobile. We also use it to keep the chains on bike from rusting and keep machines from rusting too. Oil helps us everyday so we always need more oil. If fracking is the only way to get oil from out the ground then frack all day long.


    I think fracking is a bad idea because it harms underground and if we harm the water animals that need it won't be able to use it because it will be contaminated. We will need to find another way to extract oil from the ground without harming anything. If we use all the oil we won't have any left to use, so we should stop using oil as much oil so it'll last for a long time.

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  26. Hydraulic fracturing is not a good way of getting the shale oil ,because it is using water sources. Also,we already don't have a lot of clean water in the world. If hydraulic fracturing was not using water as a resource than it would be okay.Also, fracking put presurre on the water resources.

    The people of Argentina are earning money from the exporting of their goods (oil.) Even though the oil exporting is a good benefit to Argentina, because of the exporting income. But, oil can be something that can be hard to get according to the place. Also, it might take too much time and money to get earnings. Overall, I think that there's good things and bad things. The good thing is that Argentina is getting income, and the bad things is how they are getting the oil using natural resources. In conclusion, those are my opinions on why hydraulic fracturing is good and bad.

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  27. i think they should, then they should not because it messess up their water in Delaware and they should because, the world needs oil for the energy and the cars and etc. But we could find another type of source like trash or something that we do not need..

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  28. I do not think hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking" is a good idea. I think this for two main reasons. One of my main points is because it is too harmful to the environment. Also, "fracking" is very expensive. They should look for other ways to get the oil they need. Hydraulic fracturing is not a good idea.
    Hydraulic fracturing is harmful to the environment because it uses up a lot of water. The water "fracking" uses is a water source for people. "Fracking" also pollutes the water with chemicals used to force oil out of rocks. If consumed, people can get sick and die. "Fracking" is harmful to the environment.
    Hydraulic fracturing is much more expensive than other ways to get oil out of the ground. I think the company that removes oil from the ground should find another way to get oil they need. Shale oil is more expensive to remove from the ground than other oils because it is in sold form. Shale oil requires "fracking" to get out of the ground.

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  29. I do not think fracking is a good idea. I think this because researchers have not done very much research but they did do enough research to declare that fracking is contaminating the water. For this reason people are not having fresh clean water but contaminated dangerous non-usable water.


    I also disagree with it because we don't know just how great of an impact this may have on peoples lives. So if the impact is negative things will be starting to happen but we may not know why so the fracking will continue and more and more people are going to be effected.

    In conclusion, I do not agree with fracking because it'll make an unknown negative impact on the environment and on people.

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  30. I do not think that's a good idea because that's their the oil and it's not right if we go somewhere and start drilling up oil. I say this because they probably need the oil too so we shouldn't be taking it. Say if a group of people came here from Australia and they found oil and started taking it. That wouldn't be right because it's our oil and we need it too so you can't just take it. So that's not right for them.


    Different places are having economic problems and since oil is so expensive that oil that was found can help that out a lot. Also if they're going to take the oil they're going have to take some serious caution because there could be serious chemicals that cause some damage. Overall I do not agree with extracting oil.

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  31. This topic is about fracking and how people put chemicals into the water and it can kill people and make them sick.

    I think that fracking should not be allowed because it cause bed chemicals to end up in your water and you can get sick like that because you are drinking dirty chemicals and that could kill many of people.

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  32. I don't think it's a good idea to extract oil from Argentina. I don't think this is a good idea because they're using water to break up the rocks to make oil. Then they take that same exact water and release it back into the water in which they got it from. I'm pretty sure they know for a fact people use this water for drinking, so why would you contaminate the water in which people drink from? It also can put real pressure on the Earth's water supply, especially in dry areas. I also don't think this is a good idea because of how it can impact the Earth. by contaminating the underground water supply. In case of emergency and we run out of water, where do we go? We ain't got no where to get water, because you contaminated the water using fraking. Thank-you very much frakers.

    Fraking is when a company or organization uses a mix of water, chemicals and sand to break up the rock to extract oil from the rock. Using this water puts a big hurting on the water supply.

    Fraking, in my opinion is useful in one way. Only to make oil, for us to live, but other than that it's un-usefu and a waste of time.

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  33. Hydraulic fracturing is a bad idea because they are making holes into the ground. When you make holes you are polluting. For example in the article it says that there are 15 wells that have been made. Also because fracturing can mess up the environment.
    Another reason I think that fracking is a bad thing to use is because it uses water sources. And these water sources can put a lot of pressure on water supplies. I think that hydraulic fracturing is a bad idea.

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  34. I don't think fracking because it harms the environment and the water system and most people drink water so that could be dangerous for their body. It harm the water system because of the chemicals that they use to do fracking. I don't like fracking because they do it to make for more money for there energy system. In Argentina where they found all the shale oil they where gonna celebrate but their afraid about the cost of getting it from the ground.

    Since people are fracking it gonna take all the nutrients that our earth needs. Later in the future this could impact on something that important and we'll have nothing to fix it with. Also because of how much oil there is they might be using for things that isn't important.

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  35. Some oil was found in Argentina. It is shale oil. Since it is shale oil they have to use fracking to get it out. Some people think this is a good idea. Still others do not.

    Oil is an important energy source for many people. It is in high demand. Oil powers many things like cars. Oil is also valuable. If Argentina sells the oil their economy will be benefited. These are some of the reasons people support fracking.

    Some people think it is a bad idea because fracking also harms the environment. It can taint the water people drink and depend on. It puts pressure on water supplies. Fracking is expensive too. It can cost a lot of money to extract oil.

    I do not think fracking is a good idea. Although it is an important energy source and is valuable it harms the environment. I do not want to drink water that is tainted by chemicals and I do not imagine anybody else does either. Argentina should think of other ways to take out the oil. Is oil as important as the lives of millions of people who depend on clean water?

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  36. I think that fracking causes a lot of damage to our environment which is why we shouldn't do it. Even though its a a way to make a lot of money we should find safer ways to extract oil because our planet is already in danger. We could also find an alternative for oil, something that is a lot safer and isn't as dangerous when it comes to disasters.

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  37. I think that fracking shouldn't be allowed. In the article it says that when you use fracking one of the things people put in the ground is chemicals. Chemicals aren't good for pretty much anything so imagine what it does when you inject it into the ground. The environmental group Greenpeace says that "fracking puts considerable pressure on water supplies, particularly in arid regions." Other than those and a few other things not much is known about the effects of fracking. Knowing so little about the side effects of fracking means that whatever they are could end up being terrible bad.

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  38. Fracking is not a good idea because even though oil can be very valuable and it gives us money and its used as a engery source the oil is killing animals that live in water. Fracking is also harming the water supplies too. People that prefer the regular crude oil should switch to shale oil because your not harming no living thing, and your just drilling through rocks. I even heard that shale oil is a rich organic oil its something that is not harming the environment.

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  39. I do not think that fracturing is a good idea because the way they are going to take the oil out can harm the environment. In Argentina they found a huge amount of shale oil that could use to cash in on money. However, people are concerned about how much the extracting might cost. Also they are worried about what the taking of the oil will do to the environment.
    I agree with the people that say they should not take the oil by using the technique fracking. This is a big risk on the environment that they are taking. If they were to do that the could risk the water that people may use. The way they do fracking is they inject gallons of water with toxic chemicals underground to where the oil is. The toxic water breaks up the rocks, then they release gas. This can cause the water to become contaminated. They do not realize the impact that they could have on the environment if they proceed with the it.
    Some people do think it is a good idea though. They think that once they get shale oil they would be able to put it on the market. They want to sale the oil for high prices because they find the oil useful and is a big demand. People use lots of oil through out the day. But there are still worried because some people are worried because they do not know fast they could get the oil be brought in production. Also for what price they would be selling the oil.
    I think people or oil companies should not be doing this because of what it is doing to the environment. Lots of people are not realizing that what they do to the earth took hundred of years to become what it is today and they are damaging it. Some things are not reversible. I think that if there is no other way to get the oil out and they have to absolutely need to do fracking that the should do research and take big cautions throughout extracting the oil.

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  40. I don’t think hydraulic fracturing is a good idea. I have two main reasons as to why I agree with this. One of the reasons is that it is extremely bad for the environment. Fracking uses up a lot of water. The water people use to frack is for people. Along with the water fracking also involves serious chemicals, that when inhaled it could cause people to get sick and/or die. Another reason why I don’t agree with the idea of hydraulic fracturing is because it is bad for the environment, because it’s very expensive. It is also possible to remove oil in other ways, and I think the company that supports this idea should find other ways to remove the oil. In conclusion I think fracking is a very bad idea.

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  41. In my honest opinion,I think that fracking is bad idea.A reason I think it is a bad idea is because Its putting our water supplies at stake.They use the waters force to push out the fuel in the machine.If there is no water,how will we servive on earth?

    Another reason it is bad is that there doing it to just get money.I know money is important.But using oil to make money?Why would they do that.Especially because it belongs to the earth.The oil is important to the earth just as much as it is important to us.

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  42. Hydraulic fracturing should be disallowed because it taints aquifers. “Fracking” means flammable water from the groundwater (which leads to the tainting of aquifers) and, in this manner, could harm the water supply, making it dangerous to drink, or undrinkable. This would lead to health issues. “Fracking” also leads to the emissions of greenhouse gases, such as methane, one of the greenhouse gases that are worst for the environment. It can include effects of blowouts, spills, and accidents. “Fracking” in the Delaware River will contaminate the water supply of 15,600,000 people, in Philadelphia, Trenton, and Southern New Jersey. It will indirectly affect New York City.

    The opposing side could argue that “fracking” gives oil, oil can be used for cars, electricity, heating, and provides huge finance from all these benefits. However, the health of many will be jeopardized for these comforting benefits. “Fracking” could possibly lead to deaths, even. It is important to understand the risks taken, and these are so severe that “fracking” should be disallowed immediately, so the health--and possibly lives--of people are not put on the line.

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  43. I think that fracking is not a good idea. Fracking is a technique that involves injecting water, sand, and chemicals into the rock using high pressure to force out the fuel. Some chemicals used in the fracking process can contaminate underground water supplies and that little is known about other possible effects. Fracking will possibly hurt the enviroment.

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  44.  I think that "fracking" should only be allowed in certain cases. It is environmentally damaging and can be terrible for the areas surrounding it. But, the extraction of the oil can boost an economy and in some cases that is needed. I think that if it is absolutely necessary for the economy it can be done, but otherwise it should be avoided and only used as a last resort.

        "Fracking" can create terrible environmental problems. It can be very taxing on water supplies, and the chemicals used can get into underground aquifers and contaminate them. It can cause contamination of water that goes to a lot of people, and some places don't have the money to clean it. It creates air pollution and can cause spills, which are extremely damaging. "Fracking" may also pose risks that we don't even know about yet.

        On the other hand, "fracking" can be a much needed economical boost. If a country is in need of some economical help, "fracking" might have to be an option. Oil is in very high demand right now, so countries want to "get it while it's good" and get into the oil business.

        Over all, I think that "fracking" should not be used, except in cases where it is the only thing to do to save a complete economical collapse. Even then it should be used only in moderation, and with supreme caution. The environmental risks are too great for it to be used commonly.

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  45. mitchell,SALVADOR CHERRYFebruary 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Respol found oil in Argentina.Some oil must be"fracked"(water pushing out the oil.)Some people think it is not good to frack because they do not know how it will impact the enviroment.Others think that fracking is good because it will earn more money.

    I think that fracking is a bad idea.I think this because the oil could get into the water supply affecting peoples water supplies.Also the oil could they are not sure how much the value of the oil will be,so affecting peoples water for a cheap oil will send people on a out rage.Also if the water becomes contaminated they would not be able to grow food,watch their life stock die and not be able to provide clean water for their family.

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  46. I don't think it's a good idea for leaders in Argentina to use fracking to bring up oil. Rivers give millions of people fresh drinking water. Millions of people are already without water. Also fracking causes many types of pollution.It's horrible for the environment.
    Pollution is already a major problem,and we should be trying very hard to keep the world green. Fracking damadges many beautiful places too.I am very concerned about pollution and I think we should be giving everything we got to clean the world,because if we keep on doing things like fracking,or not recycling the world isn't going to be a beautiful place anymore.

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  47. I don't think that franking should be legal because one its really bad for the environment. Second because it might be a bust. It's bad for the environment because it's just like making the world throw up by ingesting bad chemicals into it. Second it might not even work. Who knows it could fail and your just adding all this chemicals to the earth.

    On the other hand if they do start fracking in Argentina it could be a good thing for the economy. They would be reciving so much money from the oil because what they are saying is that it's tons of oil that is underground.

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  48. I think that "fracking" is a terrible idea. I feel like this because it's polluting the oceans and causing a huge problem. It is contaminating the water that is already clean.

    When people do the process of fracturing people put sand,chemicals, and water into the ground. This could seriously hurt the organisms that live there and causes earthquakes. Fracturing can also cause our waterways to be polluted. When people frack it's harming the earth. It's causing earthquakes, and explosions. In conclusion, the process fracking isn't helping the earth.

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  49. There are two opposing view points to "fracking" for the shale oil. Oil is a very important thing that we use in our everyday lives. Shale oil is different from crude oil, since its more solid and needs "fracking" to be extracted. That is what is causes different viewpoints on the subject. One side supports the idea. This is because it would could make Argentina richer. Also, it would be very useful in the future. They state that they are taking precautions and insuring that it is safe, but, not everyone agrees. In conclusion, one side thinks that fracking would be okay.

    The other side is against the idea of fracking. This is because fracking can cause great damage to the environment and cause damage to the infrastructures of different structures. Also, the chemicals that are used can be dangerous to aquifers. Finally, the article states "fracking puts considerable pressure on water supplies, especially in arid regions." In conclusion, even though oil is commonly used, there is an opposing viewpoint on the idea of fracking for the shale oil.


    I believe that fracking shouldn't be allowed. I think this because it is very dangerous to the environment. Even if people might prosper from it in the future, I do agree with the statement, "at what price?" Lots of damages might happen from the fracking causing people and the environment to be in grief and danger. In conclusion, I think that fracking for the shale oil should not be allowed.

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  50. I do not believe that Fraking should be allowed because it is very harmful to the residents in the area and to the environment. Fraking would also tap in to the water system which would pollute the water that the residents need to live off of. It would also take a lot of money from the government and create a bit of hardship for people in that the general area.

    The upside of Fraking is that the money from the oil would make up for the money taken by the area. If the government kicks people of the area to get to the oil they will be given the money back to by or build a new house and life somewhere else.

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  51. I think "fracking", Hydraulic Fracturing, is a horrible idea. I think this because of the prccess used to "frack". For this process, you mix water,sand,and chemicals. Next you insert the mixture into rock. Most people know that water is a limited resource. "Fracking" actually is very bad for Earths water supply. After they insert the water in the rock, they pour the mixture back into our water supply. So now there is sand,chemicals, and access oil residue mixed n into our lakes and ponds. So I think we should find an oil supplement because we need water, not oil, to survive.

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  52. In my opinion I say that fracking is a bad thing because it can harm the environment. I know that oil is use a lot and is very valuable but is it worth hurting the environment. If the fracking is allowed then it could be okay but there is a chance that the oil could spill out and hurt the environment even more. If the oil spill and there's as much oil as they say there is and it spills out we could be looking at the whole gulf of mexico oil spill all over again. Even if it's just a little spill it could get into the underground water supply and could contaminate the water. When the water gets contaminated with oil then the people who drink the water then they could be at risk of death.

    So that the reason that we shouldn't use fracking to get the oil unless we really need it. we should use as little less oil as we can to reserve oil.

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  53. I think that "fracking" is a bad idea because it impacts the environmental community and it costs a lot of money to extract the oil when the people extracting the oil might not get very much money in return.

    First, it could seriously contaminate Argentina's underground aquifers. This is because to extract the oil they inject water, sand and chemicals into the rock using high pressure to force out the oil.

    Also, "fracking" costs a lot of money that the communities that produce the oil may not posses or may not be willing to use on "fracking".

    In conclusion, I think that "fracking" is a bad idea because it impacts the environmental community and it costs a lot of money to extract the oil when the people extracting the oil might not get very much money in return.

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  54. I think that Repsol should try to find a different way to extract shale oil. Repsol is saying that the oil is necessary for the Argentina economy, and around the world because oil is so valuable. Greenpeace on the other hand is saying fracking is very harmful to the environment, and should not be aloud. I think that they can meet somewhere in the middle. As Greenpeace was suggesting, we should do more research in to facking and find if there is a better way to get shale oil. I also think if there are any other method of obtaining shale oil they should use that method instead of fracking, even if it is much harder and more expensive. In conclusion I agree with Greenpeace, that they should find a alternate method of fracking.

    I also agree with Repsol. I think that in the case where they can not find a alternative method, they should be aloud to use fracking. Oil is very important to the economy in Argentina, and that great amount of oil can be used to help the world. Even though fracking is bad for the environment fracking is more important, and should be used if they have no other way of extracting oil. They also have easy access to the oil because of roads nearby, and 15 vertical wells. Because of that, I think that besides the fact that it could harm the environment, the losses are minimal and fracking has more pros than cons. In conclusion I think Repsol should try to find a alternative method, but if they can not, than they should use fracking.

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  55. I think hydraulic fracturing is really bad. Having chemicals and products that aren't good for your body is really bad. I have learned a lot about fracking because i did my science project on it, and learning about all the chemicals they put in our drinking water, I decided to do a project similar to that. I did not use the same fluids they used, of course, but I did use real strong fluids. For example, ammonia which is used to clean bathrooms and antifreeze mixture which is a fluid you put in your car.

    I had to make sure no one was close to my project because the fluids had a strong smell and i didn't want anyone to mistakenly drink them. So now I understand how fracking is horrible. Now imagine all those chemicals surrounding you and your family. Imagine those fluids and chemicals in your kitchen or bathroom faucet. Fracking should stop because if it doesn't people could die.

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  56. I think fracking is a good and bad idea. I think it is a good idea because it helps the economy in a way. For the people that sell the oil that comes from fracking, they earn a lot of money because many people need it, so if they put the price high for the gas, they will get more money. But at the same time it hurts the economy. If the prices for it are really high than people may not want to buy it, so the sellers won't get much money. It is very bad for the environment and the people because when people start fracking, the chemicals they use get into the water and soil. The water turns very harmful to drink, and the soils turns bad. So, then you can't plant any fruits, vegetables or plants in general. So I think that fracking is good and bad.

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  57. I think they should then they shouldn't because it can damage some of the water supplies and other things under the ground. I think they should because we need do need oil.

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  58. I don't think it's a good idea for some of the leaders should bring up shale oil in Argentine by using "fracking" because it's using water and we don't have a lot of clean water in the water to drink,cook with, and wash with. Another reason I don't think it's a good idea because even thought it'll bring lots of money also they don't know how much time it's going to take to get the oil from out of the ground. Lastly I think that it well cause lots of fires in the region and the impact would be worthless. That's why I think it's not a good idea for the leaders to bring up shale oil in Argentina by using "fracking".

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  59. Personally, i think that "fracking" is not a good idea. The reason I don't think fracking is a good idea is because it really damages the environment. Even though it may boost the economy by getting oil, the environment is at risk and the environment is not something to risk. Overall, i don't think fracking is a good idea.

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  60. I do not think hydraulic fracturing is a good idea. Its just going to contaminate the water supply. Its just basically going to waste water and other elements we need. Also it is not good for the environment. The chemicals used can get in underground water supplies. Also, who knows what other possible effects.

    The only reason I might go into consideration would be the same reason the Greenpeace would go into consideration. Only if it was shown to be no possible impact towards our water supply or our environment. Well what I'm actually trying to say is that if any of our main sources and our environment won't have a impact from the hydraulic fracturing it would be okay with me.

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  61. The organization Greenpeace shows their own worries on the matter. They claim that "Fracking" will be a strain on the sparse water supplies in dry local areas. They also say that it could contaminate the underground aquifers. Their other piece of reasoning is that little is known about the other side effects from "Fracking". These are all reasonable arguments but none of them are strong enough to prevent Repsol from taking advantage of such a powerful and large source of shale oil.

    I do believe that "Fracking" should be allowed. One of the reasons is that oil is a major necessity for our world and if we have a large amount of shale oil we need to take advantage of that. Another reason is that "Fracking" is not necessarily going to cause the environment harm. It is only a possibility and not a guarantee.These are all reasons as to why "Frackin" is a good and necessary idea.

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  62. I personally believe that Fracking is a terrible idea. Fracking in the Delaware could have catastrophic results, considering that the Delaware provides water to more than three states. On top of that Fracking could pollute that water to the point that it is undrinkable. Fracking in Argentina could yes, be good for the Argentine economy, but putting so many chemicals in an already desolate area could make the land permanently inhospitable.

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  63. I think they should do fracking. My opinion is that because if the chemicals get into the water there would be problems. Problems such as if people drink the water they could have problems because fracking isn't good for our bodies. Also if animals drink the water they could be endangered, too.

    People don't have to do fracking. They could do different things to get the oil. Fracking isn't the only answer for things like this. That is my opinion of fracking.

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  64. I personally don't think "Fracking" is a good idea. It is bad for the environment and the land around it. It can damage the area and the ground which could create bad aftereffects. IT can contaminant the water supply which could be bad in areas where water is scarce. If the water supply is already short then you use up or contaminate the rest the people who live in that area would have a water shortage. "Fracking" may be a good way to get oil from the ground but I do not think it is a good idea in terms of the environment or the well being of others.

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  65. I think "fracking" in Argentina is …bad,without out water how will be survive.A lot of people rely on technology and getting things as fast as they come.To me they should find a better resource for oil.

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  66. I do not think fracking is a good idea. One reason is because it can hurt the environment in two ways one way is that fracking can put a serious pressure on water supplies especially in dry land and the other way is that the chemicals that they use can contaminate underground water supplies. Also little is known about other effects that can happen. Another reason why I do not think fracking is a good Idea right now is because they seem to be rushing to get the oil because all the experts are saying that more needs to be known on this project but the people working on the project all are saying they are operating on the highest standards of safety.

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  67. Fracking can be useful in some ways but harmful in others. Fracking can be bad because it puts pressure on water supplies, especially around arid regions. Also the chemicals that people use in the fracking process can contaminate underground aquifers. Or even worse fracking could lead to harming people and or animals. But fracking can have some good effects. When people do start fracking, they are looking for oil. And with that oil we would be able to sell it to otther places and make more money.

    In my opinion I think fracking should only be allowed sometimes. It should only be allowed when it is not being done close to places like water supplies and arid regions. And by doing this we can prevent more people and other living things getting harmed.

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  68. In my honest opinion,I think that fracking is bad idea.A reason I think it is a bad idea is because Its putting our water supplies at stake.They use the waters force to push out the fuel in the machine.If there is no water,how will we servive on earth?

    Another reason it is bad is that there doing it to just get money.I know money is important.But using oil to make money?Why would they do that.Especially because it belongs to the earth.The oil is important to the earth just as much as it is important to us.

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  69. I think "fracking" in Argentina is not a good idea, besides bringing in money to the people of Argentina, they are worried about the cost of getting this so-called shale oil from the ground, and what it might do to the environment.

    The process of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" as its called occurs when water, sand and chemicals are forced into rock to push out the oil. Some state that this process drains water supplies especially in areas that are dry. Also the chemicals can get into the underground water supplies and contaminate it.

    It is also unclear how much time and money it may take to get the shale oil out of rocks because it can get quite costly. One energy expert stated that he had mixed feelings about the whole thing, wondering about the real price tag attached to such endeavor.

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