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The Real Cost of Fracking

How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food
Bamberger, Michelle (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Real Cost of Fracking
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Authors: Bamberger, Michelle
Title: The real cost of fracking
how America's shale gas boom is threatening our families, pets, and food
Statement of Responsibility: Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald ; foreword by Sandra Steingraber
Publisher: Boston [Massachusetts] :, Beacon Press,, [2014]
Branch Call Number: 363.1791 BAM
Characteristics: xiii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Families and their pets
Sarah and Josie : violated families
Samantha and Jesse : shattered dreams
Ann and Andrew : reluctant refugees
Fracking, farming, and our food supply
Mary and Charlie : quarantined cattle
Sharon and Wade : disrespect of farmers and farming
Environmental justice
Claire and Jason : forsaken community
Epilogue : where do we go from here?
Appendix : a primer on gas drilling
Subject Headings: Hydraulic fracturing Environmental aspects United States Shale gas industry Environmental aspects United States Gas well drilling Environmental aspects United States Pets Effect of stress on
Topical Term: Hydraulic fracturing
Shale gas industry
Gas well drilling
Additional Contributors: Oswald, Robert 1953-
ISBN: 9780807084939 (hardcover : alk. paper)
080708493X (hardcover : alk. paper)
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-216) and index
LCCN: 2014000487
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Oct 31, 2014
  • rpavlacic rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fracking may seem to be the only way for North America to become energy independent, but it is coming at a huge price - especially to the security of our food supply. Evidence people's water and animals are being poisoned and their personal healths are endangered are not anecdotal if it happens over and over again where fracking occurs. Given this part of the world sits right on top of the Utica shale, it definitely has implications for us. It's not just the damage being done that's infuriating as is the flaring of gas (when oil is found) cheating landowners and governments of royalties that rightfully belong to them.

Oct 03, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fantastic must-read book, of the dangers immediately faced by money [and not just in America] posed by the fracking process. A new enterovirus, reminiscent of polio - - an older enterovirus - - has been confirmed in proximity to those areas where fracking is and has occurred. The fracking companies can legally withhold the chemicals used, yet they kill thousands of fish while the companies involved continue to claim that the substances used aren't injurious to humans! Contaminated and dirty water supplies have been a historical source of viruses and bacterial infections.


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