:Form a working definition of hydraulic fracturing. Demonstrate familiarity with how hydraulic fracturing is actually performed. Distinguish gas and oil fracturing. Show where hydraulic fracturing is currently underway in the United States, Europe, and South America.
Write a working definition of hydraulic fracturing.
Write a brief description of how the process works (25—50 words).
Chapter 8 of the president’s economic report for 2012, at page 256 details some of the economic effects of hydraulic fracturing.http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ERP_2012_ch_8.pdf Oil fracking in the Bakken Shale in and around Williston, North Dakota has had dramatic economic effects. The May, 2012 issue of the Oil and Gas Journal had a lengthy article on the Williston boom. Using such material (and any other source material you may find) write a 2–3 paragraph summary of the economic impact of hydraulic fracturing.
Provide links or citations to other material you have found that might be useful in writing about the above points.