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Snake Oil How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

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ISBN-10: 0976751097

ISBN-13: 9780976751090

Edition: 2013

Authors: Richard Heinberg

List price: $12.95
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The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has temporarily boosted US natural gas and oil production... and sparked a massive environmental backlash in communities across the country. The fossil fuel industry is trying to sell fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with slick promises of American energy independence and benefits to local economies. SNAKE OIL casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked America's energy conversation. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Post Carbon Institute
Publication date: 6/13/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 162
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Richard Heinberg is the author of books including "Blackout" and "Peak Everything" and a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education.