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By Walter Brasch

ISBN-10: 0942991273

ISBN-13: 9780942991277

ISBN-10: 0942991281

ISBN-13: 9780942991284

Fracking the US, by means of Dr. Walter M. Brasch, is a finished and well-documented examine the affects of a arguable technique to extract gasoline and oil from greater than a mile lower than the earth’s floor. it's a cross-over ebook that meets the tough criteria of educational scholarship, whereas additionally being simply readable through the overall population.

Among the chapters are those who concentration upon the commercial, political, future health, and environmental affects of fracking. The ebook additionally comprises chapters concerning the historical past of oil/gas extraction, mental and sociological results upon these residing within the shale components, employee issues of safety, results upon agriculture and cattle, issues of fossil gasoline transportation, theological views approximately fracking and the surroundings, the anti-fracking move, how the media disguise the fracking and the way the and people against fracking use the media, and renewable power. He additionally seems to be at faculties that permit fracking on their campuses and which additionally behavior, frequently for questionable explanations and with supply funds from the undefined, examine into fracking that displays conversing points.

Fracking America provides complex matters in an easy-to-understand style, whereas additionally humanizing the issues. Dr. Brasch interviewed greater than three hundred persons--including future health and environmental execs and citizen-activists, those that paintings within the undefined, executive officers, and people at once suffering from the fracking process--in his learn for the book.

The publication additionally finds the usually mystery connections among politicians and the undefined. it's this connection that has resulted in exaggerated claims approximately fiscal merits, whereas brushing off future health and environmental difficulties. The long term merits that politicians and the declare are not anything below hype, says the writer who had anticipated the “boom” to “bubble” to “bust” in fracking lengthy prior to it has develop into economically tough for plenty of oil and fuel extraction organizations to outlive.

About the writer:
Dr. Brasch, whose undergraduate paintings was once in sciences and sociology/social welfare, is a former newspaper and journal reporter and editor, and previous writer-producer of multimedia productions. he's professor emeritus of journalism and mass communications from the Pennsylvania kingdom procedure of upper schooling. presently, he's a syndicated social concerns columnist and commentator on social concerns for the Sunbury Broadcasting Corp. Fracking the USA is his twentieth ebook, so much of which fuse historical past with modern social issues.

He has received greater than two hundred media awards, together with a number of awards from the nationwide Society of Newspaper Columnists, nationwide Federation of Press girls, Society newshounds, linked Press Broadcasters organization, Pennsylvania Women’s Press organization, Press membership of Southern California, Pacific Coast Press membership, and California Newspaper Publishers organization. he's additionally the recipient of the Pennsylvania Press Club’s Communicator of feat award for lifetime provider to journalism.

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