Download e-book for kindle: Snake Oil: How fracking's false promise of plenty imperils by Richard Heinberg

By Richard Heinberg

The quick unfold of 'fracking' (hydraulic fracturing) has quickly boosted traditional fuel and oil construction, relatively within the united states, however it has additionally sparked a tremendous environmental backlash in neighborhood groups. The fossil gas is selling fracking because the greatest power improvement of the century, with seductive supplies of power independence and advantages to neighborhood economies. Snake Oil casts a severe eye at the oil-industry hype that has hijacked the dialogue over power defense. this is often the 1st e-book to examine fracking from either financial and environmental views, trained by means of the main thorough research of shale fuel and oil drilling information ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our strength ills, or a high priced distraction from the required paintings of decreasing our fossil gas dependence?

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