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The Resource Frackopoly : the battle for the future of energy and the environment, Wenonah Hauter

Frackopoly : the battle for the future of energy and the environment, Wenonah Hauter

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Frackopoly : the battle for the future of energy and the environment
Title
Frackopoly
Title remainder
the battle for the future of energy and the environment
Statement of responsibility
Wenonah Hauter
Title variation
Battle for the future of energy and the environment
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past decade a new and controversial energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rocketed to the forefront of U.S. energy production. With fracking, millions of gallons of water, dangerous chemicals, and sand are injected under high pressure deep into the earth, fracturing hard rock to release oil and gas. Wenonah Hauter, one of the nation's leading public interest advocates, argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. Frackopoly describes how the fracking industry began; the technologies that make it possible; and the destruction and poisoning of clean water sources and the release of harmful radiation from deep inside shale deposits, creating what the author calls "sacrifice zones" across the American landscape. The book also examines the powerful interests that have supported fracking, including leading environmental groups, and offers a thorough debunking of its supposed economic benefits. With a wealth of new data, Frackopoly is essential and riveting reading for anyone interested in protecting the environment and ensuring a healthy and sustainable future for all Americans. "--
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Hauter, Wenonah
Dewey number
363.738
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD195.E49
LC item number
H39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Energy development
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Energy industries
  • Environmental policy
  • United States
Label
Frackopoly : the battle for the future of energy and the environment, Wenonah Hauter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the Beginning -- Setting the Stage -- The Natural Gas Heist -- Seeking the Roots of the Frackopoly -- The Frackopoly Comes to Power -- The Road to Ruin -- Mitchell Makes a Fortune -- Devon: Big Fish Polluting a Small Pond -- Chesapeake Energy: High-Rolling Fracking Drama -- When Will the Bakken Boom Go Bust for Good? -- Poisonous Legacy in Wyoming -- Politics, Betrayal, and Broken Communities -- Sacrifice Zones in the Keystone State -- Not a Drop Left to Drink -- The Real Cost of Fracking Infrastructure -- Exxon: More Powerful Than Ever -- The Climate Change Heist -- Pollution Trading: A Shell Game -- Hard-Fought Victory in New York -- The Ban Movement Grows, Stretching Coast to Coast -- A Global Movement to Ban Fracking -- The Way Forward
Control code
sky279606693
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9781620970072
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015050032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 08/16
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Frackopoly : the battle for the future of energy and the environment, Wenonah Hauter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the Beginning -- Setting the Stage -- The Natural Gas Heist -- Seeking the Roots of the Frackopoly -- The Frackopoly Comes to Power -- The Road to Ruin -- Mitchell Makes a Fortune -- Devon: Big Fish Polluting a Small Pond -- Chesapeake Energy: High-Rolling Fracking Drama -- When Will the Bakken Boom Go Bust for Good? -- Poisonous Legacy in Wyoming -- Politics, Betrayal, and Broken Communities -- Sacrifice Zones in the Keystone State -- Not a Drop Left to Drink -- The Real Cost of Fracking Infrastructure -- Exxon: More Powerful Than Ever -- The Climate Change Heist -- Pollution Trading: A Shell Game -- Hard-Fought Victory in New York -- The Ban Movement Grows, Stretching Coast to Coast -- A Global Movement to Ban Fracking -- The Way Forward
Control code
sky279606693
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9781620970072
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015050032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
ab 08/16
Other physical details
illustrations

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