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The Resource Fracking the neighborhood : reluctant activists and natural gas drilling, Jessica Smartt Gullion

Fracking the neighborhood : reluctant activists and natural gas drilling, Jessica Smartt Gullion

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Fracking the neighborhood : reluctant activists and natural gas drilling
Title
Fracking the neighborhood
Title remainder
reluctant activists and natural gas drilling
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Smartt Gullion
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gullion, Jessica Smartt
Dewey number
622/.3381
Index
index present
LC call number
TD195.G3
LC item number
G864 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Urban and industrial environments
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gas wells
  • Urban pollution
  • Environmentalism
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
Label
Fracking the neighborhood : reluctant activists and natural gas drilling, Jessica Smartt Gullion
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oil and gas development -- A brief overview of natural gas drilling in Texas -- Activists' concerns about health -- A lack of competent guardians -- Reluctant activists -- Epistemic privilege -- Performative environmentalism -- (In)visibility in the gas field
Control code
907295437
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9780262029766
Lccn
2015011499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907295437
Label
Fracking the neighborhood : reluctant activists and natural gas drilling, Jessica Smartt Gullion
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oil and gas development -- A brief overview of natural gas drilling in Texas -- Activists' concerns about health -- A lack of competent guardians -- Reluctant activists -- Epistemic privilege -- Performative environmentalism -- (In)visibility in the gas field
Control code
907295437
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9780262029766
Lccn
2015011499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907295437

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