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Book Title: Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment|
The author of the book: Wenonah Hauter
ISBN 13: 9781620970072
Edition: The New Press
Date of issue: June 7th 2016
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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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Read information about the authorI am author of Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment which is due out on June 7, 2016 (http://www.frackopoly.org), and Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America (http://www.foodopoly.org).
Executive Director of Food & Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org), I've worked extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state and local level.