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And We All Get Fracked: 1,000,000,000,000 Gallons of Water and Toxic Chemicals Go in the Ground
Over 1,000,000,000,000 gallons of water and toxic chemicals have been pumped into the ground around the United States in order to hydraulic fracture (frack) 145,000 oil and natural gas wells. This... More > gains access to new untapped oil and natural gas, but appears to poisioning our land, our water and our air.< Less
Shale Gas: The Promise and the Peril
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Shale gas has the potential to transform the U.S. energy-based economy in the electricity, transportation, and chemical sectors. U.S. success can be expected to translate to Europe and other parts of... More > the world. Shale gas production is uniquely enabled by hydraulic fracturing, a technique that has come under heavy scrutiny for its potential to cause environmental damage. In this book, Vikram Rao addresses the issues surrounding shale gas in a balanced fashion. The book is intended to inform both sides of the fracturing debate, where currently rhetoric is overtaking understanding. Tailored for a nontechnical audience—with technical chemistry and geology information couched in sidebars—the book culminates in suggestions for research and guidance for policy making.< Less