Find at least three information sources related to the topic. You can find assistance with searching for articles at the UMUC Library Subject Guides at
3. Write a 750-1500 word paper excluding references and title page. You must read the information sources that you find and summarize the information in your own words addressing each of the questions and expectations for your chosen topic. Extensive quotes from the article are discouraged. Use APA style for citing references see
c)Fracking (hydraulic fracturing) and tar sands (oil sands).With society’s dependence on nonrenewable fossil fuels the oil & gas industry is turning to the use of hydraulic fracturing and tar (oil) sands toextract natural gas and oil respectively.A friend asks you What’s all this controversyin the news about fracking and tar sands?Briefly explain to your friendhow hydraulic fracturing andtar (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 may be addressed involves but are not limited to water air and soil pollution effects on human health effects on other species and natural ecosystems. Finally give your opinions on possible solutions to these environmental problems with your reasoningbacked bythe references that you studied.

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