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Fractivism : Corporate Bodies and Chemical Bonds (Hardcover) (Sara Ann Wylie)

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From flammable tap water and sick livestock to the recent onset of hundreds of earthquakes in Oklahoma, the impact of fracking in the United States is far-reaching and deeply felt. In Fractivism Sara Ann Wylie traces the history of fracking and the ways scientists and everyday people are coming together to hold accountable an industry that has managed to evade regulation. Beginning her story in Colorado, Wylie shows how nonprofits, landowners, and community organizers are creating novel digital platforms and databases to track unconventional oil and gas well development and document fracking's environmental and human health impacts. These platforms model alternative approaches for academic and grassroots engagement with the government and the fossil fuel industry. A call to action, Fractivism outlines a way forward for not just the fifteen million Americans who live within a mile of an unconventional oil or gas well, but for the planet as a whole.
Number of Pages: 408
Genre: Science, Social Science, Nature
Series Title: Experimental Futures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Author: Sara Ann Wylie
Language: English
Street Date: February 9, 2018
TCIN: 53391435
UPC: 9780822363828
Item Number (DPCI): 248-64-3986
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