Amity and Prosperity : one family and the fracturing of America
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
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9780374103118, 0374103119
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Villa Park Public Library - Nonfiction
333.8233 GRI
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First edition.
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xii, 318 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-315).
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"Tells the story of the energy boom's impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia--and one woman's transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking industry comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbors' mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong. Alarmed by her children's illnesses, Haney joins with neighbors and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what's really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that's being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries. Soon a community that has long been suspicious of outsiders faces wrenching new questions about who is responsible for redressing their ills. The faceless corporations that are poisoning the land? The environmentalists who fail to see their economic distress? A federal government that is mandated to protect but fails on the job? Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, Griswold reveals what happens when an imperiled town faces a crisis of values--and a family wagers everything on an improbable quest for justice."--Dust jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Griswold, E. (2018). Amity and Prosperity: one family and the fracturing of America. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Griswold, Eliza, 1973-. 2018. Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Griswold, Eliza, 1973-, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

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Griswold, Eliza. Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. Print.

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