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1 Blowout - Rachel Maddow
Auteur : Rachel Maddow
Genre : Political Science
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy—Winner Take All

In 2010, the words “earthquake swarm” entered the lexicon in Oklahoma. That same year, a trove of Michael Jackson memorabilia—including his iconic crystal-encrusted white glove—was sold at auction for over $1 million to a guy who was, officially, just the lowly forestry minister of the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea. And in 2014, Ukrainian revolutionaries raided the palace of their ousted president and found a zoo of peacocks, gilded toilets, and a floating restaurant modeled after a Spanish galleon. Unlikely as it might seem, there is a thread connecting these events, and Rachel Maddow follows it to its crooked source: the unimaginably lucrative and equally corrupting oil and gas industry.

With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback jour

2 Apocalypse Never - Michael Shellenberger
Auteur : Michael Shellenberger
Genre : Science & Nature
Now a National Bestseller! 

Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem.

Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions.

But in 2019, as some claimed “billions of people are going to die,” contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction.

Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic

3 Dry Bones in the Valley - Tom Bouman
Auteur : Tom Bouman
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
Winner of the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller and Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

When an elderly recluse discovers a corpse on his land, Officer Henry Farrell is drawn into a murder investigation that might tear his sleepy community apart. Tom Bouman's chilling and evocative debut introduces one of the most memorable new characters in detective fiction and uncovers a haunting section of rural Pennsylvania, where gas drilling is bringing new wealth and eroding neighborly trust.

4 2013 Complete Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) for Shale Oil and Natural Gas: Encyclopedic Coverage of Production Issues, Protection of Drinking Water, Underground Injection Control (UIC) - Progressive Management
Auteur : Progressive Management
Genre : Power Resources
This up-to-date encyclopedia of official documents and publications on the risks and rewards of shale gas, with over a thousand pages of content, provides vital information on the ongoing controversy over hydraulic fracturing for shale gas production. Contents include:

Content: Regulatory Updates and Reports * Section 1: Natural Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board - Safety of Shale Gas Development * Section 2: Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future * Section 3: Secretary of Energy Advisory Board - Shale Gas Production Subcommittee 90-Day Report * August 18, 2011 * Section 4: Draft Plan to Study the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources * U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development * June 28, 2011 * Section 5: Marcellus Shale-Gas Development and Water-Resource Issues * New York Water Science Center
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6 Heat and Light - Jennifer Haigh
Auteur : Jennifer Haigh
Genre : Literary
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in this ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart—a bold, moving drama of hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families.

Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away like a bar of soap. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas.

To drill or not to drill? Prison guard Rich Devlin leases his mineral rights to finance his dream of farming. He doesn’t count on the truck traffic and nonstop noise, his brother’s skepticism or the paranoia of his wife, Shelby, who insists the water smells strange and is poisoning their

7 The New Map - Daniel Yergin
Auteur : Daniel Yergin
Genre : Industries & Professions
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and global energy expert, Daniel Yergin offers a revelatory new account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our future

The world is being shaken by the collision of energy, climate change, and the clashing power of nations in a time of global crisis. The "shale revolution" in oil and gas--made possible by fracking technology, but not without controversy--has transformed the American economy, ending the "era of shortage", but introducing a turbulent new era. Almost overnight, the United States has become the world's number one energy powerhouse--and, during the coronavirus crisis, brokered a tense truce between Russia and Saudi Arabia. Yet concern about energy's role in climate change is challenging our economy and way of life, accelerating a second energy revolution in the search for a low carbon f

8 Saudi America - Bethany McLean
Auteur : Bethany McLean
Genre : Industries & Professions
"A sharp portrait of the US shale revolution." -- Financial Times

Bestselling author Bethany McLean reveals the true story of fracking's impact -- on Wall Street, the economy and geopolitics.

The technology of fracking in shale rock -- particularly in the Permian Basin in Texas -- has transformed America into the world's top producer of both oil and natural gas. The U.S. is expected to be "energy independent" and a "net exporter" in less than a decade, a move that will upend global politics, destabilize Saudi Arabia, crush Russia's chokehold over Europe, and finally bolster American power again.

Or will it?

Investigative journalist Bethany McLean digs deep into the cycles of boom and bust that have plagued the American oil industry for the past decade, from the financial wizardry and mysterious death of fracking pioneer Aubrey McC

9 The Fix - Jonathan Tepperman
Auteur : Jonathan Tepperman
Genre : Public Administration
We all know the bad news. Our economies are stagnant. Wages are flat and income inequality keeps rising. The Middle East is burning and extremism is spreading. Frightened voters are embracing populist outsiders and angry nationalists. And no wonder: we are living in an age of unprecedented, irreversible decline—or so we’re constantly being told.
        Jonathan Tepperman’s The Fix presents a very different picture. It identifies ten pervasive and seemingly impossible challenges—including immigration reform, economic stagnation, political gridlock, corruption, and Islamist extremism—and shows that, contrary to the general consensus, each has a solution, and not merely a hypothetical one. By taking a close look at overlooked success stories—from countries as diverse as Canada, Botswana, and Indonesia—Tepperman discove

10 Fracking 101 - Eric George
Auteur : Eric George
Genre : Engineering
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing to give its proper name, has become part of our lives recently, due to the massive exploitation of America’s shale oil and gas fields. Along the way it has stirred up controversy, with passionate opponents fighting against the oil companies. The fight has generated a lot of heat, but not much understanding. This guide, written by some-one who knows what he is talking about takes a detached, neutral view of the subject. Without pushing a view for or against, it provides the factual background you need to form an opinion of your own. An Informed and Neutral Introduction Like most people I have heard of fracking, but did I really understand what it was? To answer honestly, no. I knew it had something to do with mining and was perhaps destructive to the land. To me, it was just one of those words of the moment. This guide has given me a real sense and unde

11 The Fracking Debate - Daniel Raimi
Auteur : Daniel Raimi
Genre : Industries & Professions
Over roughly the past decade, oil and gas production in the United States has surged dramatically—thanks largely to technological advances such as high-volume hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as “fracking.” This rapid increase has generated widespread debate, with proponents touting economic and energy-security benefits and opponents highlighting the environmental and social risks of increased oil and gas production. Despite the heated debate, neither side has a monopoly on the facts. In this book, Daniel Raimi gives a balanced and accessible view of oil and gas development, clearly and thoroughly explaining the key issues surrounding the shale revolution.

The Fracking Debate directly addresses the most common questions and concerns associated with fracking: What is fracking? Does fracking pollute the water supply? Will fracking make the United States e

12 The Green and the Black - Gary Sernovitz
Auteur : Gary Sernovitz
Genre : Industries & Professions
Gary Sernovitz leads a double life. A typical New York liberal, he is also an oilman - a fact his left-leaning friends let slide until the word "fracking" entered popular parlance. "How can you frack?" they suddenly demanded, aghast. But for Sernovitz, the real question is, "What happens if we don't?"

Fracking has become a four-letter word to environmentalists. But most people don't know what it means. In his fast-paced, funny, and lively book, Sernovitz explains the reality of fracking: what it is, how it can be made safer, and how the oil business works.

He also tells the bigger story. Fracking was just one part of a shale revolution that shocked our assumptions about fueling America's future. The revolution has transformed the world with consequences for the oil industry, investors, environmentalists, political leaders, and anyone who lives in areas shaped by th

13 Fracking - Michael D. Holloway
Auteur : Michael D. Holloway
Genre : Science & Nature
Since the first edition of Fracking was published, hydraulic fracturing has continued to be hotly debated. Credited with bringing the US and other countries closer to "energy independence," and blamed for tainted drinking water and earthquakes, hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") continues to be one of the hottest topics and fiercely debated issues in the energy industry and in politics.

Covering all of the latest advances in fracking since the first edition was published, this expanded and updated revision still contains all of the valuable original content for the engineer or layperson to understand the technology and its ramifications. Useful not only as a tool for the practicing engineer solve day-to-day problems that come with working in hydraulic fracturing, it is also a wealth of information covering the possible downsides of what many consider to be a very valuabl

14 The Eskimo and The Oil Man - Bob Reiss
Auteur : Bob Reiss
Genre : Industries & Professions
The Arctic century is upon us. A great jockeying for power and influence has erupted among nations in the high north. At stake are trillions of dollars in profit or loss, US security, geopolitical influence and the fate of a fragile environment as well as the region's traditional people. As the ice melts and oil companies venture north, the polar regions may become the next Panama Canal, the next Arabian Peninsula-places on earth that remain relatively unknown in one century and become pivotal in the next. Now Shell oil plans to sink exploratory wells in the pristine waters off the North Slope of Alaska-a site that the company believes contains three times as much oil as the Gulf of Mexico.

The Eskimo and the Oil Man tells this story through the eyes of two men, one an Iñupiat Eskimo leader on Alaska's North Slope, the other the head of Shell Oil's Alaska venture. Th

15 Kickdown - Clarren Rebecca
Auteur : Clarren Rebecca
Genre : Fiction & Literature
When Jackie Dunbar's father dies, she takes a leave from medical school and goes back to the family cattle ranch in Colorado to set affairs in order. But what she finds derails her: the Dunbar ranch is bankrupt, her sister is having a nervous breakdown, and the oil and gas industry has changed the landscape of this small western town both literally and figuratively, tempting her to sell a gas lease to save the family land. There is fencing to be repaired and calves to be born, and no one—except Jackie herself—to take control. But then a gas well explodes in the neighboring ranch, and the fallout sets off a chain of events that will strain trust, sever old relationships, and ignite new ones. Rebecca Clarren's Kickdown is a tautly written debut novel about two sisters and the Iraq war veteran who steps in to help. It is a timeless and timely meditation on the grief wrought by de

16 Fracking - Anja Schneider
Auteur : Anja Schneider
Genre : Social Science
Risiken und Nutzen der Fracking-Technik sind stark umstritten. Die angekündigte klare Regelung per Gesetz steht zur diesjährigen Sommerpause weiterhin aus. Umweltschützer, Kommunen und Wasserversorger warnen vor Fracking. Es sei umweltschädlich und teuer. Für die deutschen Trinkwasserversorger hat der gesetzlich verankerte Ressourcenschutz klare Priorität vor den Interessen der Energiewirtschaft und Industrie.

17 Fracking - Barbara Hadley
Auteur : Barbara Hadley
Genre : Science & Nature
An in-depth report on the potential risks and rewards of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas detailing the latest reports, studies, facts and figures from around the world. 

Objective and non-partisan analysis of the arguments from all sides means readers can make up their own minds about the potential risks and purported rewards of the shale gas industry. 

Simple and concise Fracking: Risks & Rewards cuts through the legal, scientific, political and economic jargon to provide a comprehensive guide to the entire fracking controversy.

18 Lady Chevy - John Woods
Auteur : John Woods
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
In a forgotten part of Middle America, a defiant act leaves one man dead and one teenage girl faced with a stark decision that could mean losing everything.

Amy Wirkner, a high school senior in Barnesville, Ohio, is a loner, nicknamed “Chevy” for her size. She’s smart, funny, and absolutely determined to escape from her small town in the Ohio Valley, a place poisoned by fracking. She does well in school despite the cruelty of her classmates and has her eyes on a college scholarship, so she can one day become a veterinarian and make something of herself.But even as she tries to keep her head down and stay out of trouble, trouble seems to find her. Believing toxic water has poisoned her family, Amy one night becomes involved in an act of ecoterrorism against a local fracking company that goes terribly wrong. Her oldest friend Paul, as angry and defiant as she is, has drawn

19 Fracking - R E Hester & R M Harrison
Auteur : R E Hester & R M Harrison
Genre : Environmental Engineering
Fracking has the potential to extract hydrocarbons from previously inaccessible sources of gas and oil, but is regularly in the news because of environmental concerns surrounding the process. First used commercially in the mid-20th Century, only recently has fracking been deployed on a large scale, revolutionising the energy industry in the USA. As more nations seek to adopt or ban fracking, do the economic benefits outweigh the environmental costs? Presenting both sides of the debate, this latest volume of Issues in Environmental Science and Technology draws on a wealth of international expertise, ranging from the oil and gas industry to Friends of the Earth. The technology of fracking is examined in detail, as well as the associated economic, societal and global climate change considerations. Anyone wishing to gain a balanced view of hydraulic fracturing will benefit from reading this

20 Fracking - Werner Zittel
Auteur : Werner Zittel
Genre : Political Science
Kaum eine Technologie wird so emotionsgeladen diskutiert wie Fracking, das Aufbrechen von Gestein, um an die letzten Gas- und Ölreserven zu kommen. Die einen wittern sagenhafte Gewinne, die anderen fürchten Erdbeben und verseuchtes Grundwasser. Doch wo liegt die Wahrheit? Der Energieexperte Werner Zittel klärt auf über ökonomische Chancen und ökologische Risiken der umstrittenen Technologie.

21 Erosion - Terry Tempest Williams
Auteur : Terry Tempest Williams
Genre : Nature
Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist

Terry Tempest Williams's fierce, spirited, and magnificent essays are a howl in the desert. She sizes up the continuing assaults on America's public lands and the erosion of our commitment to the open space of democracy. She asks: "How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking our hearts?"

We know the elements of erosion: wind, water, and time. They have shaped the spectacular physical landscape of our nation. Here, Williams bravely and brilliantly explores the many forms of erosion we face: of democracy, science, compassion, and trust. She examines the dire cultural and environmental implications of the gutting of Bear Ears National Monument—sacred lands to Native Peoples of the American Southwest; of the undermining of the Endangered Sp

22 A Short History of Russia - Mark Galeotti
Auteur : Mark Galeotti
Genre : History
A Library Journal 2020 Title to Watch

Russia’s epic and dramatic history told in an accessible, lively and short form, from Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin via Catherine the Great, the Russian Revolution and the fall of the USSR.

Russia is a country with no natural borders, no single ethnic group, no true central identity. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, it has been subject to invasion by outsiders, from Vikings to Mongols, from Napoleon’s French to Hitler’s Germans. In order to forge an identity, it has mythologized its past to unite its people and to signal strength to outsiders.

In A Short History of Russia, Mark Galeotti explores the history of this fascinating, glorious, desperate and exasperating country through two intertwined issues: the way successive influences from beyond its borders have shaped Russia, and the way Russians came

23 The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future - Mason Inman
Auteur : Mason Inman
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
The first comprehensive biography of Marion King Hubbert, the "father of peak oil."

In 1956, geologist and Shell Oil researcher Marion King Hubbert delivered a speech that has shaped world energy debates ever since. Addressing the American Petroleum Institute, Hubbert dropped a bombshell on his audience: U.S. oil production would peak by 1970 and decline steadily thereafter. World production would follow the same fate, reaching its peak soon after the turn of the millennium. In battles stretching over decades, Hubbert defended his forecasts against opponents from both the oil industry and government. Hubbert was proved largely correct during the energy crises of the 1970s and hailed as a "prophet" and an "oracle." Even amid our twenty-first-century fracking boom, Hubbert’s underlying logic holds true—while remaining a source of debate and controversy.

A rich bio

24 The End of the Wild - Nicole Helget
Auteur : Nicole Helget
Genre : Coming of Age
This timely coming of age novel takes on the controversial issues of fracking and environmental protection.

Stay away from my woods.

Eleven-year-old Fern doesn't have the easiest life. Her stepfather is out of work, and she's responsible for putting dinner on the table--not to mention keeping her wild younger brothers out of trouble. The woods near their home is her only refuge, where she finds food and plays with her neighbor's dog. But when a fracking company rolls into town, her special grove could be ripped away, and no one else seems to care.

Her stepfather needs the money that a job with the frackers could bring to their family, and her wealthy grandfather likes the business it brings to their town. Even her best friend doesn't understand what the land means to Fern. With no one on her side, how can she save the forest that has p

25 Amity and Prosperity - Eliza Griswold
Auteur : Eliza Griswold
Genre : Sociology
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

In Amity and Prosperity, the prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells the story of the energy boom’s impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and one woman’s transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist.

Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbors’ mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her small farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its repre

26 Great American Outpost - Maya Rao
Auteur : Maya Rao
Genre : United States
A surreal, lyrical work of narrative nonfiction that portrays how the largest domestic oil discovery in half a century transformed a forgotten corner of the American West into a crucible of breakneck capitalism.

As North Dakota became the nation's second-largest oil producer, Maya Rao set out in steel-toe boots to join a wave of drifters, dreamers, entrepreneurs, and criminals. With an eye for the dark, absurd, and humorous, Rao fearlessly immersed herself in their world to chronicle this modern-day gold rush, from its heady beginnings to OPEC's price war against the US oil industry. She rode shotgun with a surfer-turned-truck driver braving toxic fumes and dangerous roads, dined with businessmen disgraced during the financial crisis, and reported on everyone in between -- including an ex-con YouTube celebrity, a trophy wife mired in scandal, and a hard-drinking Britis

27 Big Fracking Mess - Lee Atterbury
Auteur : Lee Atterbury
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
Contract killers, hit men, and one fracking operation. All have something to hide. At all costs. Jim Taylor, Buck and Hook have their hands full. Are they the sheriff's death squad? Relentless contract killers hired to kill a child ... hit men sent to silence them.

28 The New Wild West - Blaire Briody
Auteur : Blaire Briody
Genre : Social Science
Williston, North Dakota was a sleepy farm town for generations—until the frackers arrived. The oil companies moved into Williston, overtaking the town and setting off a boom that America hadn’t seen since the Gold Rush. Workers from all over the country descended, chasing jobs that promised them six-figure salaries and demanded no prior experience.

But for every person chasing the American dream, there is a darker side—reports of violence and sexual assault skyrocketed, schools overflowed, and housing prices soared. Real estate is such a hot commodity that tent cities popped up, and many workers’ only option was to live out of their cars. Farmers whose families had tended the land for generations watched, powerless, as their fields were bulldozed to make way for one oil rig after another.

Written in the vein Ted Conover and Jon Krakauer, using a mix of fir

29 The Patch - Chris Turner
Auteur : Chris Turner
Genre : Public Administration
Bestselling author Chris Turner brings readers onto the streets of Fort McMurray, showing the many ways the oilsands impact our lives and demanding that we ask the question: In order to both fuel the world and to save it, what do we do about the Patch?

In its heyday, the oilsands represented an industrial triumph and the culmination of a century of innovation, experiment, engineering, policy, and finance. Fort McMurray was a boomtown, the centre of a new gold rush, and the oilsands were reshaping the global energy, political, and financial landscapes. The future seemed limitless for the city and those who drew their wealth from the bitumen-rich wilderness.

But in 2008, a new narrative for the oilsands emerged. As financial markets collapsed and the scientific reality of the Patch’s effect on the environment became clear, the region turned into a boogeyman and a li

30 Quakeland - Kathryn Miles
Auteur : Kathryn Miles
Genre : Nature
A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It’s a road trip full of surprises.
Earthquakes. You need to worry about them only if you’re in San Francisco, right? Wrong. We have been making enormous changes to subterranean America, and Mother Earth, as always, has been making some of her own. . . . The consequences for our real estate, our civil engineering, and our communities will be huge because they will include earthquakes most of us do not expect and cannot imagine—at least not without reading Quakeland. Kathryn Miles descends into mines in the Northwest, dissects Mississippi levee engineering studies, uncovers the horrific risks of an eart

31 The Quality of Silence - Rosamund Lupton
Auteur : Rosamund Lupton
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
The gripping, moving story of a mother and daughter's quest to uncover a dark secret in the Alaskan wilderness, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sister and Afterwards.

Thrillingly suspenseful and atmospheric, The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby's father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night.

32 Under the Surface - Tom Wilber
Auteur : Tom Wilber
Genre : Nature
Running from southern West Virginia through eastern Ohio, across central and northeast Pennsylvania, and into New York through the Southern Tier and the Catskills, the Marcellus Shale formation underlies a sparsely populated region that features striking landscapes, critical watersheds, and a struggling economic base. It also contains one of the world’s largest supplies of natural gas, a resource that has been dismissed as inaccessible—until recently. Technological developments that combine horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) have removed physical and economic barriers to extracting hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of gas from bedrock deep below the Appalachian basin. Beginning in 2006, the first successful Marcellus gas wells by Range Resources, combined with a spike in the value of natural gas, spurred a modern-day gold rush—a “gas rush”—with p

33 Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) for Shale Oil and Natural Gas: Latest Developments on Government Safety Rules to Protect Underground Sources of Drinking Water and Underground Injection Control (UIC) - Progressive Management
Auteur : Progressive Management
Genre : Engineering
The latest developments on government safety rules to protect underground sources of drinking water from the impact of fracking for oil and natural gas are covered in this updated ebook, which provides extensive information about the important controversy over hydraulic fracturing for shale gas. It contains a large collection of up-to-date official documents and publications on the risks and rewards of shale gas. The newest material includes EPA coverage of the underground injection control (UIC) permitting guidance using diesel fuels. EPA's UIC Program provides a framework to ensure protection of USDWs from endangerment related to underground injection activities. Within the UIC Program regulatory framework, Class II wells are those that inject fluids associated with oil and natural gas production activities. In addition, there is a reproduction of the Shale Gas Subcommittee of the Se

34 The Fracking War - Michael J. Fitzgerald
Auteur : Michael J. Fitzgerald
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
"It was Uncle Tom’s Cabin, not economic data, that turned the page on slavery. It was The Grapes of Wrath, not demographic reports that opened a nation's eyes to Dust Bowl dislocation.  Out of that tradition comes Michael J. Fitzgerald’s The Fracking War. Here, within a smoldering crucible of social crisis, is a tale of power, money, fateful choices, and consciences aroused. If you like your drill rigs served up within the context of a fast-moving plot line, you’ve got what you want right in your hands.” 
—Sandra Steingraber, author, Living Downstream and Raising Elijah
In The Fracking War, veteran investigative reporter Jack Stafford relocates from California to rural Upstate New York to take a job with a small weekly newspaper after the death of his wife

35 Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future - Richard Heinberg
Auteur : Richard Heinberg
Genre : Science & Nature
The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has temporarily boosted US natural gas and oil production... and sparked a massive environmental backlash in communities across the country. The fossil fuel industry is trying to sell fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with slick promises of American energy independence and benefits to local economies.

SNAKE OIL casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked America's energy conversation. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?

36 Studie: Fracking - Dennis Trom
Auteur : Dennis Trom
Genre : Earth Sciences
Hydraulic Fracturing (kurz: Fracking) ist eine Maßnahme der Erdgasgewinnung, die es ermöglicht, bisher schwer erreichbare Erdgasvorkommen zu nutzen. Hierbei wird mit hydraulischem Druck Gesteinsschichten aufgebrochen, um das Erdgas freizusetzen. Da bei diesem Verfahren auch Chemikalien verwendet werden, ist das Fracking umstritten.

37 Crazy Daisy the Environmental Cow and the Fracking War - Lynne Pickering
Auteur : Lynne Pickering
Genre : Fiction
Daisy the milking cow is a happy, friendly, placid cow who loves to listen to the birds sing. One day, the silence is broken when trucks arrive next door and workers chop down the trees. They bring noisy machinery and build tall towers. There is a terrible loud sound that is never ending. The animals nerves become jangled. The bees and the birds leave. Jasmine the duck loses her feathers and becomes sick from her polluted pond. Daisy is so nervous her milk has bubbles. People arrive with banners to protest about the fracking. Daisy rallies all the animals to join in the protest and help the people. War is declared; their farms are threatened. Many farm animals, pigs, geese, goats, chickens, and naughty hawks join the protesters. The animals become a nuisance, climbing over the machinery and eating the workers lunches. The hawks bomb the workers with eggs. Together, people and animals su

38 Fracking Dinosaurs - Dalton Mire
Auteur : Dalton Mire
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
In FRACKING DINOSAURS ancient aquatic carnivores that have lived quietly for eons at the bottom of Cayuga Lake in upstate New York are driven to the surface when fracking fluid pollutes their pristine environment. As university paleontologists discover ancient fossils in the strata around the lake, camp counselors discover the fossils are alive and hungry. Gas and salt executives put profit before safety as they compete for the the resources under Cayuga Lake. This competition causes fracking generated earthquakes that rip open the salt mine under the lake flooding it and generating waves that devastate the people living around the lake.

39 Fracking: Fracturing Rock to Reach Oil and Gas Underground - Nancy Dickmann
Auteur : Nancy Dickmann
Genre : Science & Nature
In the search for oil and gas, we have drilled deep beneath the ocean’s surface and the ground to tap into the energy wells trapped there. Today, we need more energy than ever before in our history, but the oil and gas fields may soon dry up. One option being considered is fracking. Rock is fractured underground in order to reach deposits. Discover how people use fracking to harness the before-unreachable supplies of gas and oil beneath Earth’s surface, the challenges of this form of mining, and the controversies surrounding it.

40 Fracking: Vollgas oder voll auf die Bremse? - Ansgar Kretschmer &
Auteur : Ansgar Kretschmer &
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Erdgas ist ein wertvoller Rohstoff, doch die Vorräte sind begrenzt. Hydraulic Fracturing, kurz "Fracking", ist eine Fördermethode, mit der zuvor unerreichbare Gasvorkommen erschlossen werden können. Die verfügbaren Gasreserven wachsen damit um ein Vielfaches – auch im deutschen Untergrund. Löst das unsere Energie- und Rohstoffprobleme?

Auf den Schiefergas-Rausch in den USA folgte schnell die Ernüchterung: Fracking bringt mehr und mehr Umweltprobleme mit sich. Das billige Gas aus eigenem Boden kommt zu einem hohen Preis: Giftige Chemikalien bedrohen das Grundwasser, bei der Gasförderung treten klimaschädliche Gase aus. Die Risse im Gestein lassen sich nur schwer kontrollieren und könnten sogar Erdbeben auslösen. Die entstehende Belastung für Mensch und Umwelt ist viel größer, als zu Beginn des Gas-Booms angenommen.

In Deutschland ist die Zukunf

41 21st Century Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing, Underground Injection, Fracking, Hydrofrac, Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Production Controversy, Environmental and Safety Risks, Water Pollution - Progressive Management
Auteur : Progressive Management
Genre : Life Sciences
Authoritative compendium of official documents about the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofrac or fracking, to extract natural gas, along with gas exploration and production in the Marcellus shale field; coverage of all aspects, including the ongoing controversy about the environmental and safety risks arising from possible water pollution and drinking water contamination.

42 The Real Cost of Fracking - Michelle Bamberger & Robert Oswald
Auteur : Michelle Bamberger & Robert Oswald
Genre : Nature
A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”
Across the country, fracking—the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing—is being touted as the nation’s answer to energy independence and a fix for a flagging economy. Drilling companies assure us that the process is safe, politicians push through drilling legislation without a serious public-health debate, and those who speak out are marginalized, their silence purchased by gas companies and their warnings about the dangers of fracking stifled.
The Real Cost of Fracking pulls back the curtain on how this toxic process endangers the environment and harms people, pets, and livestock. Michelle Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a pharmacologist, combine their experti

43 Fracking - Die neue Produktionsgeografie - Christiane Habrich-Böcker, Beate Charlotte Kirchner & Peter Weißenberg
Auteur : Christiane Habrich-Böcker, Beate Charlotte Kirchner & Peter Weißenberg
Genre : Management & Leadership
Die Energieversorgung der Welt steht vor einer radikalen Wende: Mit Fracking erschließt eine neue Techniken bislang unerreichbare Öl- und Gasquellen in der Tiefe. Das verändert die Spielregeln im globalen Energiemarkt.

Durch die Ausbeutung dieser sogenannten unkonventionellen Lagerstätten können einige Staaten, die bislang von Öl- und Gas-Importen abhängig sind, zu Exporteuren aufsteigen. Die Preise für Energie werden gerade in diesen Regionen enorm sinken. Unternehmen investieren Milliarden in Fracking und die LNG-Technologie zur Erdgasverflüssigung – und verändern damit das Gefüge der Weltwirtschaft. Für energieintensive Industrien wie Stahl- und Aluminiumhütten, Automobilfertigung oder Maschinenbau werden etwa Verlagerungen in der Produktion nötig, um die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit zu halten.

Doch die Fracking-Technologie ist heftig umstritten. In di

44 Fracking. Umstrittene Methode der Schiefergasförderung und deren potentielle Auswirkungen auf den deutschen Erdgasmarkt - Franziska Schüppel
Auteur : Franziska Schüppel
Genre : Business & Personal Finance
Für einen Großteil der Bevölkerung ist das Thema Energie eine Art Randerscheinung, von dem im Kontext der aktuell debattierten Energiewende lediglich beiläufig Notiz genommen wird. Aufgrund zahlreicher Entwicklungen der letzten Jahre jedoch gewinnt der bewusste Umgang mit Energie zunehmend an Bedeutung. So ist beispielsweise der weltweite Energieverbrauch seit Mitte der 1960er Jahre um 225% gestiegen, was unter anderem auf das Wachstum in den Schwellenländern sowie die stetig wachsende Weltbevölkerung zurückzuführen ist . Anlässlich dieser Zahlen ist anzunehmen, dass sich der Trend des ansteigenden Primärenergiebedarfs in den kommenden Jahrzehnten weiter fortsetzt , was die Energiepolitik zukünftig vor ernsthafte Probleme stellen könnte. Nach wie vor wird der Großteil der Energie weltweit aus fossilen Brennstoffen wie Erdgas, Kohle und Öl gewonnen . Erdgas war dabei im Jahr

45 Shale Gas and Fracking - Michael Stephenson
Auteur : Michael Stephenson
Genre : Geology
Shale Gas and Fracking: The Science Behind the Controversy explains the relevant geological principles before examining the peer-reviewed evidence and presenting it through a simple and compelling illustrated narrative. Each chapter focuses on a particular controversy, such contamination of well water with gas from fracking, and follows a similar format: starting with the principles; then detailing peer-reviewed case studies for earthquakes, radioactivity, and climate change; and concluding with a judgment of the general risks involved.

Shale Gas and Fracking: The Science Behind the Controversy provides readers with the unbiased information they need to make informed decisions on the controversial issue of fracking.
Presents a clear and unbiased view of the pros and cons of fracking in Europe and the US, through a simple and compelli

46 Beyond the Fracking Wars - Beth E. Kinne & Erica Levine Powers
Auteur : Beth E. Kinne & Erica Levine Powers
Genre : Law
Beyond the Fracking Wars provides an accessible and credible reference for lawyers, public officials, planners, and citizens. It avoids a "pro" or "anti" position and serves as a balanced resource on common issues associated with unconventional oil and gas exploration and development. Whether you are a state and local government lawyer, land owner, public official, planner, oil and gas industry employee, or interested citizen, Beyond the Fracking Wars is a must-have reference for understanding the controversial subject of unconventional oil and gas development and its impact on local governments.

47 Fracking. Hoffnungsträger oder politischer Zielkonflikt? - L. Wegmann
Auteur : L. Wegmann
Genre : Politics & Current Events
Diese Hausarbeit beschäftigt sich mit Fracking im Hinblick auf Wirtschaftlichkeit, Umweltverträglichkeit und Versorgungssicherheit, beleuchtet also das umstrittene Verfahren aus den drei Perspektiven der energiepolitischen Ziele. Auf 14 Seiten komprimiert bietet sie eine informative und interessante Basis für die weitere Beschäftigung mit dem Thema. Dem Leser werden die komplexen Zusammenhänge verständlich dargestellt.

48 Fracking Justice - Michael J. Fitzgerald
Auteur : Michael J. Fitzgerald
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
A lakeside community defends itself from hydrofracking and gas storage in this environmental thriller, the sequel to Michael J. Fitzgerald’s The Fracking War. Is this a band of eco-terrorists, as defined by U.S. law, or are they just good citizens desperate to defend their homes, their community and their water?

In this novel, crusading newspaper publisher Jack Stafford once again sets the stage for a scarily familiar political scenario - how the U.S. government could attempt to silence energy industry critics and activists by labeling them 'eco-terrorists,' using federal anti-terror laws enacted quickly in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Praise for Fracking Justice

“This isn’t just a good read – it’s grounded in a very real ecological crisis, and a backlash against those who dare to speak up. Fracking Justice captures exactly

49 On Fracking - C. Alexia Lane
Auteur : C. Alexia Lane
Genre : Nature
Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Across North America and around the world, a significant shift from conventional to unconventional energy extraction is occurring like never before. As traditional energy sources dwindle and the insatiable demand for fossil fuels continues to increase, civilization seems to be taking greater and greater risks in order to fuel our seemingly endless consumption and over-use of this planet’s natural resources.

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has emerged as a lightning rod of controversy as engaged citizens grow more and more concerned with the threats facing groundwater, local geology and the depletion of surface water. Although there have been relatively few proven instances of such threats when compared to the num

50 Fracking - zündende Idee mit fatalen Folgen? - Peter Janz
Auteur : Peter Janz
Genre : Industries & Professions
Fracking! Ist unser Trinkwasser in Gefahr oder lassen wir uns von Umweltaktivisten verunsichern? Wer sich ernsthaft über das Fracking informieren möchte, hat es nicht leicht. Fachwörter und Emotionen machen kritischen Verbrauchern nicht leicht, sich umfassend zu informieren. Der Autor dieses Buches hat sich deshalb mit den Argumenten beider Seiten befasst. Er hat nach Schwachstellen in den Argumentationen gesucht – und er hat sie gefunden. Das Ergebnis ist ein umfassendes und doch leicht verständliches E-Book über Chancen und Risiken der konventionellen Schiefergasförderung, dem Fracking. Außerdem finden Sie hilfreiche Antworten auf die Fragen: Welche Frackingarten gibt es? Wo wird bereits gefrackt? Welche gesellschaftlichen Folgen kann Fracking haben? Handeln Sie jetzt und bilden Sie sich Ihre Meinung mit Hilfe dieses Buches Was steckt wirklich hinter den
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