Fracking Persuasive Speech

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Hydraulic fracturing is an extremely intrusive process on a community's infrastructure, economic status and environment among other things. Whether the the impact is positive or negative is something that can be debated. However, one thing that cannot be debated is the harsh and toxic chemicals that are released when hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ occurs. This was the basis of my persuasive speech, and how those chemicals are released into the groundwater supply and poisons that supply. With this in mind, I wanted to create a survey that would garner responses I could effectively use to display the gravity of the effects that fracking has on the environment. Through this thought process I came up with seven specific questions I could use to my advantage in my persuasive speech. I wanted to first have the audience identify with the fact that water is a basic physiological need that every living creature requires to function. That in conjunction with the fact that…show more content…
Like I stated prior, there is a majority of individuals in the class who are avid nature enthusiasts and enjoy not only the outdoors and biking but all things related. I also know that within my target audience there are several individuals who may not be easily swayed by the ‘save our environment’ sentiment if it is detrimental to job creation. As a result I focused again asking questions regarding basic physiological functions, which regardless of what side of the argument you are on, you cannot debate. However, that being said the resistance I could still face is those in support of how fracturing still has resulted in a significant increase in job creation, is an economic booster for Wisconsin, and is a way to go away from Middle East dependence for oil. To combat this I have made use of how not only is fracking affecting groundwater supply but that of our air supply as

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