QAre we destroying our own earth and environment by Hydraulic fracturing?
Are we destroying our own land and the environment by hydraulic fracturing ? It is a common technique used to stimulate production of oil and natural gas . This petroleum engineering method has been used in the past 60 years . After 60 years of beatings that finally breaks?
I think we are actually causing the destruction of Mother Earth , the earth quakes, even cause the tsunami , the change in the global environment , the destruction of our environment , destroying the green forest and rainforest . How much can you take hits land ? What are your thoughts ?
Hydraulic Fracturing (fracing) happens thousands of feet below the surface of the Earth, and there has never been a documented case of it creating an earthquake, or groundwater pollution, or anything else. It is a process where water mixed with sand and chemicals are injected into a petroleum-bearing rock formation to break up the formation and help the petroleum flow to the well.
The problems that we see are usually due to crappy cement jobs in the well. Sometimes well operators try to take the cheap way out and use inferior cement to seal off the well, or the production casing isn't centered properly inside the surface or intermediate casing (with cement in between). A poor cement job is likely what caused stray gas to escape in the BP well, and enter the engine room on the rig, which caused the explosion.
mosquitos still bite humans and that hasn't driven us around the bend, and hydrofracturing is a lot less damaging to mother earth than multiple mosquito bites to a human. That doesn't mean that I do not have concerns about the local effects of the activity, I just do not see it as (literally) an earth-shattering problem.
We humans definitely do a lot of things on earth that cause problems for us humans, and some life, but the earth itself will keep rolling along. Even if we nuke the crap out of the place, the earth will survive. we humans are not the earth, only a small piece of it. we are dispensible.