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Title:
Fracking
Author:
Hillstrom, Kevin, 1963-
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Publication Information:
Detroit : Lucent Books, an imprint of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2013]

©2013
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the critical issues concerning hydraulic fracking, the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers deep within the earth.
Language:
English
Contents:
The promise and peril of fracking -- The origins and development of fracking -- How modern fracking works -- The benefits of fracking -- The drawbacks of fracking -- Fracking in the twenty-first century.
ISBN:
9781420508697
Format :
Book

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According to Live Science, in the year 2000 there were approximately 276,000 natural gas wells in the United States. In 2010, that number soared to 510,000. The U.S. Energy Information Administration states that fracking is most profitable in Texas and in the Marcellus Shale area, which reaches from central New York to Ohio and down to Virginia. This timely volume explains what fracking is, how the process works, and describes the benefits and the drawbacks of this energy technology. Visually appealing presentations and compelling examples provide readers with context and inspire critical thought about the way fracking affects the earth.