“You can’t win; you are sure to lose; and you can’t get out of the game.” Fossil fuels have supplied us with energy for 200 years. Learn about the benefits, drawbacks, and tradeoffs toward a sustainable solution.
In this activity you will learn more about how one fossil fuel — shale gas — formed thousands of feet beneath certain parts of the United States.
Learn how engineers developed the techniques of hydraulic fracturing.
Learn more about claims that hydraulic fracturing helps people.
Learn about the concerns some people have about the practice of fracking.
Learn about the sustainability efforts being developed.
QUEST is funded by the National Science Foundation.