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Is Hydraulic Fracking Affecting the Earth Negatively or Positively?

We have heard time and time again about hydraulic fracking in America.  If you have never really researched the subject and rely simply on what you hear on the news, 9 out of 10 times you will probably be against fracking and what it is all about.  

First we are going to talk about the definition of hydraulic fracking and then get into some other subjects that could be affecting our earth and economy.  

So what exactly is fracking?  The best answer I could find that explains it the best is as follows.  Fracking is short for hydraulic fracking.  Fracking is a type of oil field drilling that is performed by cutting edge horizontal drilling rigs to produce a flow of natural gases and crude oil.  Hydraulic fracking involves tapping into shale and rock formations thousands of miles below the earth.  

Pretty vague definition right?  No worries, we are going to break this down in greater detail soon enough.  

Why does the U.S. implement fracking?

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Environmental issues that affect U.S. workers health

Hey everyone, Kobe here. It’s an honor to contribute to this website and be around an amazing group of people. Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

That being said let’s dig right into our topic of the day.  Environmental issues that can have an effect on U.S. workers health.  This is a subject I have been wanting to touch on for quite some time now because it’s dear to my heart.

I grew up in a working-class family.  The only thing they knew was how to be a wage earner and rely on a payroll check.  That was the life they grew up in and how their family taught them.  Naturally this what they passed downed to me and my siblings.

My parents did not understand the entrepreneurial life that I have dedicated myself to.  Nor did they believe it was a good idea.  They meant no harm by it was just so foreign to them, they couldn’t grasp why I would rather take my chances than settle for a safe payroll job.

To get back on track to our subject U.S. workers are affected by environmental issues on a daily basis.  Some matters have a larger consequence than others, but I believe we should still bring this topic out into the light.

In this post, I would like to tackle 4 subjects that I believe have been affecting our workers for decades.  Maybe if we can bring certain problems like this out of the darkness we can possibly save some people’s health.

Educating people is a great way to contribute to our society because there are a lot of people ignorant to environment problems. It’s definitely not a popular topic to discuss in the working class of America.

Ok, enough of my rants let’s dive into the content and hopefully I can get some feedback from you.

Change in climate

Climate Change

Working in extreme temperatures

One thing I always want to remember is the summer’s as a teenager when my father allowed me to work at his job site’s for that summer vacation spending money.  

Oh, how I regretted that shit.  He would ask me, “Are you sure you can hang?”  As a young healthy athlete that would endure double-session football practices in blazing summer heat replied, “Are you kidding me pops?”  Proceeding to show off my biceps in sarcasm. Read More …


Top 5 Eco-Friendly Businesses and How You Can Emulate

Jason here and wanted to finally contribute to our blog and energy project. Since we all love business, I wanted to recognize some of the large-scale businesses out there that are doing their best to help save planet earth while they operate a multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies.

It would be very easy for these businesses to not give a flying hoot about our environment and strictly focus on revenue.  Obviously large companies have to abide by certain regulations but we scraped up 5 businesses that are taking environment safety to a whole other level.

Let’s face it, sustaining the environment is not exactly top priority for most businesses out in our world.  Sadly, there are the companies out there that look to save money by polluting our earth.  Why is that?  Well, of course, the main reason is to save money, but, in the long run, most companies that implement shady environmental practices get hit with huge fines which sometimes results in the entire company going under.  Is it worth it? Absolutely not.

We’re also going to go over different strategies a business can use to not only help out our environment but also to how these strategies can help grow revenue.

I also wanted to illustrate the impact a big business can have on our environment and also take you through 5 businesses that are using advanced strategies to help out our beloved mother nature.

Best practices your business can do to help our environment

   Sustainability for Online Business


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How Are The Top Oil Producers Affecting Our Economy?

Shellie here and I wanted to share an infographic I took the time to create that is showing our current oil prices.

I also would like to share my opinion on the whole oilfield employment situation.

A lot of people have been asking me my opinion on our economy and my thoughts toward the oil industry.

Well, here it is.

Do I feel sorry for our oilfield workers? Certainly not and allow me to explain why.

The oil industry has been booming since 2009. Yes, prices have not dropped this drastically since ’08 but wouldn’t you understand that the oil industry is an up and down market?

The number one rule in finances is don’t put your eggs in one basket. Spend wisely. Do people listen?

I’ll go ahead and let you answer that one. Look, it’s very unfortunate when you a person is laid off, but the opportunity to expand is always there for an American worker that has been employed for several years.

Let’s not blame the government and the industry for difficult financial times.

I believe we all need to take responsibility for our own spending activities.

Ask yourself. Did we really need the two car payments of $550.00 per month?

We’re wishing all of the unfortunate men and women that have been affected by the drop in oil prices the best of luck.

One thing I’m tired of reading and hearing from people is the blame game.

That’s the main point I wanted to get across today.

Other than that enjoy the infographic and please leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comments box.

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Energy & Business Infographic

10/22/2015 Top 10 Oil Producers


3 Reasons How Environmental Problems Affect Our Economy.

Alissa here and I want to start things off with a subject that I have been meaning to write about for quite some time now.  

Environmental issues that can affect our local businesses and the way they operate is a matter that goes untouched.  So little emphasis is put on our environment.  Not only that, but it is rarely associated with business topics.   

Unless you’re really searching for this type of subject, you probably will never hear or read about it.  

Environment and Business

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  • We don't have a society if we destroy the environment.
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