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Main Title Hydrofracking /
Author Prud'homme, Alex.
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 854285755
ISBN 9780199311262 (cloth : alk. paper); 0199311269 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780199311255 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0199311250 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Hydraulic fracturing--Popular works. ; Shale gas reservoirs--Popular works. ; Oil wells--Hydraulic fracturing--Popular works. ; Gas wells--Hydraulic fracturing--Popular works. ; Fracking.--(DE-588)4228013-8
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ERAM  TN880.2.P78 2014 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 11/17/2015
Collation xviii, 184 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-174) and index.
Contents Notes There may be no more decisive environmental issue in America today than hydrofracking, or 'fracking' as it is commonly called, referring to the use of highly pressurized water and chemicals to extract gas trapped in subterranean shale formations. Opponents decry its pollution of water, ground, and air, and lament the lack of oversight in the industry. Proponents argue that it has created jobs, spurred industry, lowered carbon emissions, and provided an economic boon to many communities across the country, including some of the poorest. The fight is highly polarized, with 'fracktivists' pressuring Washington to put restrictions in place and advocates touting energy independence and the environmental benefits of replacing coal with natural gas. In this book the author explains the basics of hydraulic fracking, considers the economic and political benefits, and explores concerns about health dangers and damage to the environment. Stepping back from the impassioned debate, he offers an introduction to one of the country's most contentious issues. -- From back cover.
Place Published Oxford ; New York
Title Ser Add Ent What everyone needs to know.
PUB Date Free Form 2014
Series Title Untraced What everyone needs to know
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
Content text
Carrier volume
Cataloging Source RDA
LCCN 2013028962
Merged OCLC records 830089495; 830089497; 869316408; 869785493
OCLC Time Stamp 20151113150643
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 07769cam 2200733 i 45020