Download Full Text (701 KB)


While discussing the imagined world order, it is evident that the world is not perfect. Over the course of the centuries, the earth has been maimed by humans, whether it be during the agricultural age or throughout the process of industrialization into the modern era. Humans must realize that sooner, rather than later, we must address the environmental destruction we are causing. A specific case, with that such as hydraulic fracturing of shale, otherwise known as fracking, provides as an example of one of the environmental justice issues that is plaguing the earth. However, there are complications. In the consumer capitalist world of today, economic profits are swaying individuals away from protecting the environment and leading people to exploit it. This must change. With a reexamined mind through critical ecological thinking, one can notice the multiple violations of basic human rights caused by fracking, as well as its destruction of the environment and health of individuals. This research will encourage and inspire readers to think critically about the environment. Furthermore, this information can also be used to inspire individuals to read the literature surrounding both their legal and human rights and work towards improving the corrupt imagined world order.

Publication Date

Spring 5-4-2016


Fracking, Environmental Justice, Advocacy, Human Rights


Civic and Community Engagement | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Environmental Law | Environmental Studies | International Humanitarian Law | Nonprofit Organizations Law | Place and Environment | Politics and Social Change | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Unearthed: Advocating Against Fracking and Breaking the Bond of the Imagined World Order