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Fracking the neighborhood : reluctant activists and natural gas drilling

Author: Jessica Smartt Gullion
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2015].
Series: Urban and industrial environments
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Smartt Gullion
ISBN: 9780262534628 0262534622 9780262029766 0262029766
OCLC Number: 1014393638
Description: xiv, 191 pages ; 22 cm.
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.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments
Responsibility: Jessica Smartt Gullion.

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What happens when natural gas drilling moves into an urban area: how communities in North Texas responded to the environmental and health threats of fracking.  Read more...

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