Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster, a new book by Walter M. Brasch, Ph.D., provides a clear presentation of the range of the impacts of industrial shale gas production, including striking photography of life in the new gas fields.
According to independent publisher, Greeley & Stone:
“Fracking Pennsylvania is a fact-based overview of the issues surrounding the natural gas industry and fracking. Although it focuses upon the Marcellus Shale, it looks at cases and issues in other parts of the country. The book is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis of the science and engineering of the process to extract natural gas nor an extensive discussion of the economic, health, environmental, and political issues. It is meant as a basic reference to acquaint people with the issues, with the hope they will dig deeper into areas that directly concern them and rally their friends and neighbors to help protect the health and environment of the people, wildlife, and natural vegetation.” Read the rest of this entry »
Fracking is a form of natural gas extraction which involves blasting chemicals, sand and water into bedrock several thousand feet below the surface. Drills are turned horizontally to discharge smaller explosions to fracture the shale and release the methane trapped inside the rock for up to a mile from the well site. Read the rest of this entry »
Shale gas may be cleaner to burn, but it’s an extreme fossil fuel to extract from the earth. The toxic impacts of unconventional gas production go well beyond the wellpad. Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Ingraffea is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering at Cornell University, and has taught structural mechanics, finite element methods, and fracture mechanics at Cornell for 37 years. Dr. Ingraffea’s research concentrates on computer simulation and physical testing of complex fracturing processes. Read the rest of this entry »
Listings & Descriptions of Regional Organizations Opposed to Unconventional Shale Gas Drilling Read the rest of this entry »
Listings & Descriptions of Regional Organizations Opposed to Unconventional Shale Gas Drilling… Read the rest of this entry »