Water, Economics, Ethics, and Fracking: A Cost/ Benefit Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Kevin Mills , Gardner-Webb University
Josh Johnson , Gardner-Webb University
Kristina Grayson , Gardner-Webb University
Carson Shoupe , Gardner-Webb University
Brooke Rampy , Gardner-Webb University
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has become a controversial topic.  We explored the fracking process and looked at the environmental effects by using hydroponics to test the effect that chemicals involved in fracking have on the environment.  We also considered the long-term economic impact fracking has on local communities.