Award winning author John Graves tells the story of the process, the people and the communities involved in the hydraulic fracturing of the deep rock.
Learn of the science, the politics and the economics of fracking. Make your own decisions on the benefits and challenges of this New American revolution.
Fracking is the process of opening the deep rock beneath our feet with a combination of salt water under pressure combined with a small amount of chemicals. This new appplied technology is generating a wealth of opprtunity for the nation:
-reduced greenhouse gas emissions: 450M tons reduction since 2005
-increased employment: 1.7M new jobs, with 3M more by 2035
-increased wealth for landowners and shareholders: $1T and counting
-increased state and federal tax revenues: $85B in 2012, with $1.2T by 2035.
John Graves, ChFC, CLU has spent 26 years advising people how to become
better stewards of their resources. As an indepedent financial advisor, he focuses on designing and maintaing clients' portfolios consistent with their needs, rather than some market paradigm. John is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant through The American College in Bryn,Mawr Pennsylvania.
He has traveled extensively, with more than 80 countries' stamps in his passport. His avocation is adventure. He has sailed to Hawaii several times as well as across the Atlantic and throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He has trekked the Andes, the Sahara, the Taklamakan, the Serengeti, and the Namib.
In his previous career, John was a chef. He does enjoy a fine meal with a nice Bordeaux or Montalcino.
John agrees with Benjamin Graham that the search for value is far more interesting than a brief joy ride in the markets. His passion is sharing knowledge with others so that they, too, might embrace all that life has to offer.