The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking

The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking

How Fracturing Shale for Gas Affects Us and Our World

Book - 2015
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Oil and gas account for a large percentage of the world's energy consumption, and the search for new ways to extract both from the earth is a global quest. Fracking is viewed as an energy game-changer but is a controversial topic about which there is much misunderstanding. This unbiased work was written to bring clarity to the issues. Under the guidance of an internationally recognized public health expert, this book provides a comprehensive look at unconventional natural gas development from many different perspectives.--BOOK FLAP.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California :, Praeger, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781440832598
1440832595
Characteristics: xxxiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Finkel, Madelon Lubin 1949-- Editor
Contents: Potential and known health impacts associated with unconventional natural gas extraction / Jerome A. Paulson and Veronica Tinney
The public health risk of endocrine disrupting chemicals / Adam Law
Impacts of shale gas extraction on animal health and implications for food safety / Michelle Bamberger and Robert E. Oswald
The importance of health impact assessments / Liz Green
Natural gas development and its effect on air quality / Nathan P. DeJong, Roxana Z. Witter, and John L. Adgate
Implications of unconventional gas extraction on climate change: a global perspective / Philip L. Staddon and Michael H. Depledge
Community impacts of shale-based energy development: a summary and research agenda / Kathryn J. Brasier and Matthew Filteau
Risks beyond the Well Pad: the economic footprint of shale gas development in the United States / Susan Christoherson
The regulation of shale gas development / Kate Sinding, Daniel Raichel, and Jonathon Krois
The ethics of shale gas development: values, evidence, and policy / Jake Hays and Immaculada de Melo-Martin
An Industry perspective on the benefits and potential community health risks related to unconventional resource development / Dennis J. Devlin
The geology and sustainability of shale / J. David Hughes.
Summary: Oil and gas account for a large percentage of the world's energy consumption, and the search for new ways to extract both from the earth is a global quest. Fracking is viewed as an energy game-changer but is a controversial topic about which there is much misunderstanding. This unbiased work was written to bring clarity to the issues. Under the guidance of an internationally recognized public health expert, this book provides a comprehensive look at unconventional natural gas development from many different perspectives.--BOOK FLAP.

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