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Transcript of Natural Gas
Con: Natural gas emits carbon and nitrogen oxides which contribute to climate change.
Pros and Cons of Natural Gas
Pro: In comparison to oil, coal, and other fossil fuels, burning natural gas releases half as much carbon.
- The chemicals used in fracking can leak into water sources from chemical runoff
-Natural gas doesn't produce waste like other energy sources
How Natural Gas affects Jackson Hole:
How natural gas affects Wyoming and other "oil states":
How natural gas affects America:
If the USA keeps producing the same amount or more natural gas than it is now; America could become completely energy independent in less then ten years.
Pro: Natural gas is an abundant resource in the U.S.A
If the demand for natural gas increases, there would be a possitive affect on montana, wyoming, colorado, west virginia, virginia, kentucky, pennsylvania, texas, illinois, utah, and many other oil states.
How It Works-
Natural Gas 'Fracking'
Using natural gas is a cleaner solution then using coal for energy in Jackson.
America normally gets their energy from countries in the western hemisphere, it would cost less to frack in America vs. gathering natural gas/energy from other countries.
What is Fracking?
Fracking is the technical term for gathering natural gas.
Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth and releasing water and other chemicals into the earth which allows the gas to flow out of the ground.
- This can cause unsafe drinking water and methane in water sources
- Natural gas can be used as a fuel for vehicles, and it is cleaner and cheaper than gasoline or diesel.
Natural gas is the product of organic material being subjected to very high pressure for a very long time.
The Process of fracking is used to extract natural gas from the hard shale rock miles below the surface.
layers of rocks and sand cover the organic material and the extreme pressure and time create oil and natural gas.
in its unprocessed form natural gas is a mixture of many gasses such as methane butane and propane.
Much of the natural gas that we are using today comes from plants and animals dying very long ago.
Alternative Energy. U of Minnesota, 8 July 2013. Web. 13 May 2014. <http://www.tc.umn.edu/~dama0023/naturalgas.html>. Will Geraci- I used this site for learning what natural gas is and how it is made. I do not think this site was biased because it did not say anything about if it was good or bad.
BP.com. British Petroleum, n.d. Web. 11 May 2014. <http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/about-bp/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy-2013/review-by-energy-type/natural-gas/natural-gas-production.html>. Jackson Pond- I used this source because i realized it was a biased source and i wanted to see what the biased side of natural gas said about how natural gas effected the environment from their point of view. I realized that BP has a very biased view. It helped me see what their view about natural gas.
Clean Energy: Natural Gas. EPA, 25 Sept. 2013. Web. 12 May 2014. <http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/affect/natural-gas.html>. Will Geraci- I used this source for learning about fracking, how natural gas can be safe. I do think this site has a bias because the EPA protects the environment and they will try and say what is harmful or good for the environment.
Davenport, Coral. "Study Finds Methane Leaks Negate Benefits of Natural Gas as a Fuel for Vehicles." New York Times [New York] 13 Feb. 2014: n. pag. Print. Will Geraci- I used this source for learning about how methane could be used in vehicles. I do not think this source is biased because it showed the benefits and problems.
EPA. US Government, n.d. Web. 8 May 2014. <http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/affect/natural-gas.html>. Jackson Pond- I used this cite so i could get the opposite rage from BP. I wanted to see what their view was on Natural Gas.
Fahey, Jonathan. "Increased U.S. Oil and Gas Exports." Star Tribune [Casper] 29 Mar. 2013: n. pag. Print. Will Geraci- I used this source to find the affects of natural gas in wyoming. I think this source is biased because Wyoming gets most of its money from natural resources.
The Fracking Song. Youtube. Google, n.d. Web. 11 May 2014. < Jackson Pond-I used this source to see what the effect of fracking was on small towns. It was reliable because it wasnt biased.
Gardner, Timothy. "Fracking: Pollution Finding Could Hurt Gas Drilling." The Christian Science Monitor. Christian Science Monitor, 11 Dec. 2011. Web. 15 May 2014. <http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2011/1211/Fracking-Pollution-finding-could-hurt-gas-drilling>. Kelsea Love. This cite had a bias, but i wanted to use it anyway to get a point of view from both sides of the matter. I used this to find information about how fracking for natural gas could affect our environment both in the future and now. The information I found was either the same or similar to the info i found on other cites as well.
Garrett, Wilbur E. "Natural Gas: Clean, Convenient, and Cheap." National Geographic Feb.-Mar. 1981: 60-63. Print. Will Geraci- I used this source for information about natural gas, where it is found, and how people get it. I do not think it is biased because the article showed both sides of the issues.
Gore, Al. Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. New York: Rodale, 2009. Print. Will Geraci- This book helped me to see the disadvantages of fracking and natural gas, and how it affects our climate. I do think this book is biased because Al Gore is trying to save the environment and stop global warming.
Grace Communications Foundation. Grace Communications Foundation, n.d. Web. 16 May 2014. <http://www.gracelinks.org/191/natural-gas-fracking-introduction>. Kelsea Love. This cite does have a bias but I wanted to get a point of view from both sides. This info related or was the same to other info i found on different cites. I used this cite to find out how natural gas would affect the world in the future.
Gruver, Mead. "Fracking Chemicals Case Heard by Wyoming Supreme Court." Huffington Post. Huffington Post, 25 Jan. 2014. Web. 15 May 2014. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/21/fracking-chemical-case-wyoming_n_4313015.html>. Kelsea Love. This Cite was not biased because it was just a written debate, and featured both sides. I think it is reliable because the information i found matched other info i found on different cites, and it was updated fairly recent. I used this cite to find out how fracking is and will affect the state of Wyoming and other oil states.
How Stuff Works. Discovery Chanel, n.d. Web. 9 May 2014. <http://www.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/natural-gas.htm>. Jackson Pond- I used this source because it had a lot of reliable information. I could trust this source because it had a reliable publisher that is very well known to have reliable information.
Jackson Hole News and Guide. Jackson Hole News and Guide, 27 June 2012. Web. 14 May 2014. <http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/opinion/columnists/corpus_callosum_jonathan_schechter/fracking-could-benefit-jackson-hole/article_71c73c67-00bd-5187-9981-8ff980fecf79.html>. Kelsea Love. This cite gave me information on how Natural Gas affects Jackson and the state of Wyoming. It gave me information about the advantages and disadvantages of fracking in Wyoming and other "oil states". This cite had specific numbers and the information related to the information I found on other cites. Overall this cite had biases, but it had biases towards both advantages an disadvantages.
National Fuel. National Fuel Gas Company, n.d. Web. 14 May 2014. <http://www.natfuel.com/natural_gas_environment.aspx>. Jackson Pond- This source was reliable because it showed factual information about how natural gas efected the world.
National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 13 May 2014. <http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/natural-gas/?ar_a=1>. Jackson Pond- This source gave me a lot of information about how natural gas is formed. It can be trusted because it is from a well known publisher that is known to have factual information.
Natural Gas .org. Natural Gas .org, n.d. Web. 12 May 2014. <http://naturalgas.org/overview/uses/>. Jackson Pond- I used this source because it had good factual information about what the different uses for natural gas were. It can be trusted because the information was not biased in one direction.
Popular Mechanics. Hearst Communication, n.d. Web. 14 May 2014. <http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/coal-oil-gas/top-10-myths-about-natural-gas-drilling-6386593#slide-1>. Jackson Pond-I chose this source because it was reliable and it had good information. It was reliable because it is from a well known magazine company that published factual scientific information. Also it showed both sides of the argument about the controversial topic fracking.
U.S. Energy Information Administration. U.S. Department of Energy, 7 May 2014. Web. 12 May 2014. <http://www.eia.gov/naturalgas/>. Will Geraci- I used this for learning how natural gas is turned into energy. I do not think this is biased because it showed both advantages and disadvantages of natural gas.
Wade, Terry. "Explosion Shuts Large Natural Gas Processing Plant in Wyoming." Reuters. Reuters, 23 Apr. 2014. Web. 14 May 2014. <http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/24/us-usa-blast-wyoming-idUSBREA3M28Y20140424>. Kelsea Love. This was biased; it talked about how natural gas is causing dangerous explosions. But this cite did give me exact amounts and data as to how and why the fracking was causing the explosions. The information I found also related to other information I found on other cites.
"Water Quality." Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP Project. Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP Project, n.d. Web. 15 May 2014. <http://www.oilandgasbmps.org/resources/water_quality.php>. Kelsea Love. This cite had biases', but towards both sides; fracking is good and bad for Wyoming and other well known "oil states". I used this to find information about how fracking would affect our environment both now and in the future. The information I found was either the same or similar to the info i found on other cites as well.
Wicker, Alden. "Natural Gas Pros and Cons: Is It a Safe and Viable Energy Source for America?" Huffington Post [New York] 5 May 2011: n. pag. Print. Will Geraci- I used this source to see how natural gas can be either good or bad. I do not think this was biased because it showed both sides.
Wyoming State Geological Survey. wyoming State Geological Survey, Feb. 2014. Web. 14 May 2014. <http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/public-info/onlinepubs/docs/Oil-and-Gas-Summary.pdf>. Kelsea Love. This web cite did not have a bias that I could find. The information had exact numbers, and related to all the other information I found on different cites. It also gave me information on how natural gas affected Wyoming, and the rest of the USA.
Yellowstone- Teton Clean Energy Coalition. Yellowstone- Teton Clean Energy Coalition, n.d. Web. 16 May 2014. <http://www.ytcleanenergy.org/wyngvi/>. Kelsea Love. This cite does have a bias, but I wanted to use it anyway so that I could get an idea of both points of view. The information is reliable because it matches or is similar to the other info I found on other cites.