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Hydrofracking What Everyone Needs to Know�

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ISBN-10: 0199311250

ISBN-13: 9780199311255

Edition: 2013

Authors: Alex Prud'homme

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Fracking, a method of accessing natural gas and oil by fracturing rock with pressurized fluid, is one of the most hotly debated issues in America today. A process that has been used since the 1940s, fracking has recently been given a major boost as natural gas has been promoted as a clean, "21st-century" fuel -- one that helps reduce global warming, creates jobs, and provides tax revenues-- by everyone from President Obama to the conservative billionaire T. Boone Pickens. Today, 90 percent of natural gas wells use hydraulic fracturing, better known as "fracking," to extract gas trapped in subterranean rock formations. Though highly effective, the process has been criticized for polluting…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English