The Case for FrackingeBook - 2014
"In his previous book, Ethical Oil, Levant completely changed the debate surrounding Canada's oil sands. Now, he examines the fracking revolution and the shale gas rush. Levant explains what fracking is and explores what its enemies do not want you to know and why it has the potential to change our future. Fracking (from "fracturing") involves injecting millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals into a well deep underground to fracture shale rock and release previously inaccessible reserves of oil and gas. The United States, Canada, North Africa, and the Middle East have vast reserves of shale gas and accessing it will mean a seismic shift in energy geopolitics. With natural gas in abundance, prices fall and the stranglehold by energy companies like Russia's Gazprom loosens. OPEC, environmentalists, and communities throughout North America are fighting hard to stop fracking, and Levant debunks their motivations and arguments, while arguing that fracking's benefits outweigh its costs, even environmentally. The author provides desperately needed perspective on a subject of growing global importance. Ezra Levant is a lawyer, journalist, and political activist, and a talk host for SUN TV. He lives in Toronto"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Signal, 2014.
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (260 pages)