This is a recent infographic I created showing the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, to accompany an online Q&A with Dr. Robert Earle of Analysis Group. Fracking is a well-stimulation process for extracting natural gas from shale deposits. Though the practice holds a lot of promise, it might also negatively impact the environment. Seismic disturbances, water usage, and groundwater contamination are all issues that are being examined to further develop strict safety guidelines.
Thanks to Tanya Mysko, Creative Director at Analysis Group, who made this a fun and interesting project to work on!
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Curtis Sayers is a technical illustrator. He strives to communicate complex ideas and information with dynamic visual solutions.