Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by The New Press

Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by The New Press
Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by The New Press Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by The New Press Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by The New Press Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by The New Press Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by The New Press (click images to enlarge)

Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment by The New Press

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A new book by Wenonah Hauter puts an unblinking floodlight on the coddled, corrupt and risk-driven fracking corporations, many of which are the financial progeny of robber barons.

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Over the past decade a new and controversial energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rocketed to the forefront of U.S. energy production. With fracking, millions of gallons of water, dangerous chemicals, and sand are injected under high pressure deep into the earth, fracturing hard rock to release oil and gas.

Wenonah Hauter, one of the nation’s leading public interest advocates, argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. Frackopoly describes how the fracking industry began; the technologies that make it possible; and the destruction and poisoning of clean water sources and the release of harmful radiation from deep inside shale deposits, creating what the author calls ?sacrifice zones” across the American landscape.

The book also examines the powerful interests that have supported fracking, including leading environmental groups, and offers a thorough debunking of its supposed economic benefits. With a wealth of new data, Frackopoly is essential and riveting reading for anyone interested in protecting the environment and ensuring a healthy and sustainable future for all Americans.

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