Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster

Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster

by Walter M. Brasch
     
 

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--70% more content than first edition
--updated t0 2014
--30 photos and graphics

In his most powerful investigation to date, award-winning journalist Walter M. Brasch digs into the natural gas industry and extracts the truth about fracking. This is the long-awaited second edition to the critically-acclaimed first edition that explored all aspects of the

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--70% more content than first edition
--updated t0 2014
--30 photos and graphics

In his most powerful investigation to date, award-winning journalist Walter M. Brasch digs into the natural gas industry and extracts the truth about fracking. This is the long-awaited second edition to the critically-acclaimed first edition that explored all aspects of the controversies surrounding fracking. Hydraulic horizontal fracturing, better known as fracking, is the process of injecting as much as seven million gallons of water, proppants (like silica sand), and toxins into the earth to fracture the shale and extract methane. Politicians want natural gas drillers to come into their states, primarily because of the numbers of well-paying jobs the industry creates, the overall economic benefits, and the lower costs of natural gas to the consumer. Dr. Brasch investigates those claims, and provides an extensive look at the money trail between the industry and the politicians' campaign receipts. Combining both scientific evidence and extensive interviews with those affected by fracking throughout the country, he concludes that errors made by the natural gas industry as well as the process itself have caused significant public health and the environmental problems that also affect agriculture, wildlife, and livestock.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780942991246
Publisher:
Spectrum Publishers
Publication date:
02/14/2014
Edition description:
new content
Pages:
466
Sales rank:
1,382,420
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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