Fracking the neighborhood : reluctant activists and natural gas drilling
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Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2015].
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9780262029766, 0262029766
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xiv, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-187) and index.
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When natural gas drilling moves into an urban or a suburban neighborhood, a two-hundred-foot-high drill appears on the other side of a back yard fence and diesel trucks clog a quiet two-lane residential street. Children seem to be having more than the usual number of nosebleeds. There are so many local cases of cancer that the elementary school starts a cancer support group. In this book, Jessica Smartt Gullion examines what happens when natural gas extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," takes place not on wide-open rural land but in a densely populated area with homes, schools, hospitals, parks, and businesses. Gullion focuses on fracking in the Barnett Shale, the natural-gas--rich geological formation under the Dallas--Fort Worth metroplex. She gives voice to the residents -- for the most part educated, middle class, and politically conservative -- who became reluctant anti-drilling activists in response to perceived environmental and health threats posed by fracking. --Publisher.
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Gullion, J. S. (2015). Fracking the neighborhood: reluctant activists and natural gas drilling. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gullion, Jessica Smartt, 1972-. 2015. Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

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Gullion, Jessica Smartt, 1972-, Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2015.

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Gullion, Jessica Smartt. Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2015. Print.

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