The past week has flown by just like every week at MMA, and all three hours of Business Communication went by in the blink of an eye. Our group meeting on Tuesday proved to be very helpful to every group member mainly because we all settled on topics that, as individuals, we feel confident in. Also, we made sure that we did not have the same topics.
My topic was based off of my viewing of the movie Gasland, which is about the oil company Halliburton and their hydraulic fracturing methods. After watching this movie a few years back, it really opened my eyes to not only the corruptness of companies in America, but also the American Government.
There 2005 vote in congress to allow hydraulic fracturing companies to “frack” at their own leisure and not worry about the Safe Drinking Water Act (1974). Throughout Gasland, people all across the country are highlighted, and focused upon because of problems that were brought to them because of Halliburton. Most of the people were seeing their farm animals getting sick or even dying. Also, there were several cases where people could ignite the water coming out of their sink faucet with a match. Some of the people that were close enough to the drilling were experiencing lung issues because of the thick air pollution.
Next week, our proposals to further research our topic will be discussed throughout the group and I genuinely hope that this topic will be heavily considered.