Fracking (hydraulic fracturing) and tar sands (oil sands)

Briefly explain how hydraulic fracturing and tar (oil) sands are used to obtain these fossil fuels. Then, in more detail, describe the environmental problems that may result from these processes and why they are controversial. Issues that should be addressed involves water, air and soil pollution with special focus on global climate change, effects on human health, and effects on other species and natural ecosystems. Finally, give your opinions on possible solutions to these environmental problems, with your reasoning backed by information from reliable information sources.


3 different credible sources

A title page, introduction page, several body paragraphs, and a conclusion

Reference page

paper should consist of less than 10% direct quotes

Word count: 750 – 1500 (excluding title and reference page)

APA format

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