Fracking for Natural Gas

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Fracking for Natural Gas—Legal, Political, Environmental and Ethical Issues
Daniela Vega, Ebony Daughtry, Ericka Koussi, Frederick Gibbs & Paul Payway
This paper is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for
Business Ethics BUS 5933 49
Texas Woman’s University
School of Management
Professor H. Guy Smith
December 9, 2012

Table of Contents
|Introduction.............................................................................................................|5 |
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|Environmental Impact................................................................................................. |7 |
|Water Contamination....................................................................................... |8 |
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|Air Pollution..................................................................................................... |10 |
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|Climate Change................................................................................................ | |
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|The Politics of Fracking.............................................................................................. |12 |
|Ethics and Morality of Fracking................................................................................. |14 |
|The Legal



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