Dragonfly Gazette

GA Project WET Newsletter

The Georgia Project WET newsletter features articles of interest to WET Teachers and Facilitators - available by email only. It includes state-specific background information for WET activities, thematic lesson plans, interviews with water professionals, and a forum for Teachers and Facilitators to share their ideas and accomplishments.

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FALL 2017 DRAGONFLY

What the Frack!

You’ve heard of fracking, but what is it and how does it affect our water resources?
Hydraulic Fracturing, or fracking, is a high-pressure technique of drilling a liquid mixture into the earth to extract oil or natural gas.  The fracturing fluid and a solid material are injected into an underground reservoir under very high pressure, creating fractures to help release the fuel for energy use. The practice has spurred an ongoing energy boom but has raised widespread concerns that it might lead to groundwater contamination, increased air pollution and even earthquakes.

 

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