This Issue Investigation explores the issue of fracking, a way of using high- pressured liquid, sand, and chemicals to crack rock far underground and remove oil, coal, and gas. Some people think fracking is a great way for the United States to produce more of its own energy and to create jobs. Other people think fracking is dangerous for the environment, our national security, and public health. The guide will help you form your own opinion about fracking as you read about how it impacts other issues. The guide is also an invitation to share what you’ve learned with your representatives and community.
This guide can be used as a lesson, extension activity, or handout as needed in your classroom.