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Author Bamberger, Michelle, author.

Title The real cost of fracking [Axis 360 electronic resource] : how America's shale gas boom is threatening our families, pets, and food / Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald ; foreword by Sandra Steingraber.

Imprint Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2014]
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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.
Summary A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" The extraction of natural gas by fracking has become an increasingly visible and contentious issue. Fracked gas is being touted across the land and at the highest levels as the nation's answer to energy independence, a fix for the flagging economy and high unemployment, and a way to combat global warming with "clean energy." Drilling companies assure us that the process is safe. In The Real Cost of Fracking, Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald give the other side of the story. They have documented dozens of cases of contamination at drilling sites across the country, where people, pets, and livestock can't drink their water or breathe their air without getting sick. Bamberger and Oswald explore the health effects on living creatures, putting a face on the consequences of fracking by telling the heartrending stories of affected families. This probing and disturbing study will appeal to those interested in this burgeoning form of energy, as well as in issues of public health, environmental justice, and the safety of our food supply.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject 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.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Oswald, Robert, 1953- author.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
ISBN 9780807084946 (electronic bk.)
0807084948 (electronic bk.)
Music No. EB00215789 Recorded Books
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