Fracking in Denton Texas
Core Objective Writing Assignment (COWA): Write a three to four page paper, excluding Works Cited, Endnotes, and Bibliography) answering the following questions.
Topic of the Assignment: Fracking is the process of “injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, etc. so as to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.” Research the situation of fracking in the city of Denton, TX. Identify the different points of view (different stakeholders) : the city government, the state government, the community, the oil and gas industry and non profit organizations, such as Earthworks.
What is the problem? Analyze the different positions of the stakeholders ( the city government, the state government, the community, the oil and gas industry and non profit organizations, such as Earthworks)
Read the Chapter of the Texas Executive Branch. Overall, do you think the Texas Governor is strong or weak? Why? Be specific?
Do you agree with the Governor’s position on the fracking situation in Denton, TX? How does the Governor’s actions affect the citizens of the city of Denton, TX?
Are you part of a community or non profit for the environment? If so, why did you join or why haven’t you joined?
Important instructions on the document of the assignment:
Includes your name and student ID number in the header
Be word processed
Be submitted electronically via eCampus. Submit your assignment via SafeAssign..(Refer to the Submitting Assignments folder in the Lessons-Assignments section for instructions.)
Have a minimum length of 1350 words (excluding cited text/direct quotations & Works Cited/bibliographic info) saved and submitted as a .doc or .docx file
Be presented in paragraph format featuring complete sentences
Use at least three (3) academic resources (e.g. journal article, government web site, on line newspaper, etc.) to support your position. Your textbook can be used as a supplementary source, but it would not count towards this requirement.
Follow all of the conventions and rules of Standard Written English
Must be completed by 11:59pm, DUE DATE.