Fracking: Moral, Ethical, Economic and Scientific Aspects.


Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics

Duration: 02:03:47

Hydraulic fracturing, often called facking, is a process of drilling for natural gas by fracturing a rock layer to release the gas for extraction. it has come under scrutiny internationally due to concerns about environmental and health safety, and has been suspended or banned in some countries. In the United State, the concerns are being debated at the state and national levels. In the meantime, as a newspaper headline of October 22 states: "Rural Ohio is the Wild West as gas and oil companies compete for drilling rights."