Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment

by Wenonah Hauter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620970072
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, a D.C.-based watchdog organization focused on corporate and government accountability relating to food, water, and fishing. She has worked and written extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state, and local levels. She owns a working farm in The Plains, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 In the Beginning … 17

2 Setting the Stage 27

3 The Natural Gas Heist 34

4 Seeking the Roots of the Frackopoly 42

5 The Frackopoly Comes to Power 58

6 The Road to Ruin 66

7 Mitchell Makes a Fortune 83

8 Devon: Big Fish Polluting a Small Pond 94

9 Chesapeake Energy: High-Roiling Fracking Drama 107

10 When Will the Bakken Boom Go Bust for Good? 118

11 Poisonous Legacy in Wyoming 129

12 Politics, Betrayal, and Broken Communities 138

13 Sacrifice Zones in the Keystone State 151

14 Not a Drop Left to Drink 161

15 The Real Cost of Fracking Infrastructure 172

16 Exxon: More Powerful Than Ever 185

17 The Climate Change Heist 197

18 Pollution Trading: A Shell Game 207

19 Hard-Fought Victory in New York 227

20 The Ban Movement Grows, Stretching Coast to Coast 239

21 A Global Movement to Ban Tracking 260

22 The Way Forward 270

Notes 277

Index 347

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