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The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”

Across the country, fracking—the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing—is being touted as the nation’s answer to energy independence and a fix for a flagging economy. Drilling companies assure us that the process is safe, politi...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Beacon Press
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victor harris
The reading is a little hard going because there is a great deal of technical analysis but it receives a high grade for exposing fracking in all its horrors. It features a number of interviews with those victimized by the corporate fracking monsters and their allies in government and regulatory agencies as pets, water, and the environment are destroyed all in the name of maximizing profits. Owners who are duped into leasing their land for royalties discover they absorb the long term costs after...more
Peggy Tibbetts
In 2012, veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell University professor of molecular medicine Robert Oswald published their study, “Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health.” Their report documented cases studies with animal owners in Colorado, Louisiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. In 24 cases they found evidence of animals affected by drilling and fracking operations. However their report received little media attention. So they wrote a book.

In “The Real Cost of Frack...more
Read Ng
This was a Goodreads giveaway.

I would be scared of having any drilling next to my property and even more so after reading this book. Unfortunately, it is also a classic story telling of we say this and they say "nothing" and there is not really enough pre site documentation to prove your point. The little guy has been wronged, but they can't prove it and not enough is done to remedy the situation, let alone acknowledge a situation even exists.

The takeaway for me out of this is the proof that u...more
Beth Olson shultz
A very good book. More people need to read this book. Reading the personal stories of how fracking is impacting people is very eye-opening. Won this book from goodreads.
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