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We live in a privileged time in human history where many Americans live in homes and cities powered by electricity with supermarkets stocked with food that is safe to eat. It is something commonplace that the average person struggles to be mindful of what systems are in place to ensure that we do not have to want or worry about energy powering our communities or food powering our bodies. Federal and state government agencies have many departments that regulate our natural resources, the environment, our agriculture, and our energy production. All of these systems provide us with goods that make our lives more convenient, but they come with consequences. To feed people, we need energy to fuel equipment to plant and harvest crops efficiently and sustainably. To generate the energy needed to provide electricity across the nation, many resources are used, including land and environmental resources. One of the ways America generates energy is through a process that is often talked about but seldom explained: fracking.
Clayton, Caleb, "Ohio Fracking Expansion" (2024). Critical Questions. 34.