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The green and the black : the complete story of the shale revolution, the fight over fracking, and the future of energy

Sernovitz, Gary. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library TD 195 .G3 S47 2016 30775305519234 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250080660
  • ISBN: 1250080665
  • ISBN: 9781466892576
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 280 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-264) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Robbing the Mint -- Peakers, bunkers, imports, and yurts -- Shalemania and science experiments -- How the oil business reversed gravity -- Fox in the frackhouse -- When fracking doesn't mean fracking anymore -- The two trillion-dollar revolution -- The Internet of oil -- Guar and lease, or, Another side of disruption -- When Rachel Carson meets Al Gore -- On to all of the above -- Renaissance after Renaissance? -- And the land of the free.
Summary, etc.: Fracking has become a four-letter word to environmentalists. But most people don't know what it means. 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 the shales, uses fossil fuels, or cares about the climate. Thanks to American engineers' oilfield innovations, the United States is leading the world in reducing carbon emissions, has sparked a potential manufacturing renaissance, and may soon eliminate its dependence on foreign energy. Once again the largest oil and gas producer in the world, America has altered its balance of power with Russia and the Middle East. Yet the shale revolution has also caused local disruptions and pollution. It has prolonged the world's use of fossil fuels. Is there any way to reconcile the costs with the benefits of fracking?
Subject: Hydraulic fracturing Environmental aspects United States
Hydraulic fracturing Political aspects United States
Energy policy United States
Gas industry United States
Oil-shale industry United States
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