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This paper will address the negative effect that fracking and natural gas pipelines are causing for the global environment. Growing need for fuel has spiked the demand for natural gas, a nonrenewable resource, which is not sustainable and has harmful effects on the environment. Additionally, this paper will expose the risk associated with two proposed pipelines which are intended to cross through the state of Virginia. If constructed, the pipelines could cause serious damage to Virginia’s delicate ecosystems, endanger native species and interfere with the livelihood of residents. The paper also proposes local solutions to halt construction of the pipelines and reduce Virginia’s dependance on natural gas and other non renewable resources.


Margaret Hubert presented this paper at the 5th Annual Student Research and Writing Symposium at Germanna Community College.

*Honorable Mention*

Copyright © 2019 by Margaret Hubert



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