- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: RMB | Rocky Mountain Books (Sept. 23 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1927330807
- ISBN-13: 978-1927330807
- Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 1.5 x 18 cm
- Shipping Weight: 227 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #387,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
On Fracking Hardcover – Sep 23 2013
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This is a must-read about highly controversial hydraulic fracking... Lane cites urgent concerns with off the radar literature on noise/air pollution and local seismic activity and the need for current policy reform exploring potential contamination of groundwater, ecotoxicological fracking effects, climate change and water management.―BC Books for BC Schools, 2014-2015(2014-10-01)
About the Author
C. Alexia Lane holds a master’s of environmental applied science and management from Ryerson University. She has worked on various water management initiatives in China, Vietnam, Portugal and Canada and has travelled extensively observing the changes to waterways across the globe. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. On Fracking is her first book.
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Fortunately, C. Alexia Lane's "On Fracking" offers a much-needed helping hand. An applied environmentalist by training, Ms. Lane takes us through the ABC's and back again.
First, she provides a well-researched Coles' Notes history/layout of the oil and gas industry--focusing heavily on Alberta and Southern US production--which provides an excellent background to understand the context within which the book and the industry of "fracking" take place.
Next, she seamlessly moves us towards the crux of her treatise: the effect of "fracking" on not only our environment, but most importantly, on one of our most crucial natural resources: the water supply.
She reminds us how critical the water supply is for our very survival, and how the fracking industry might be--and possibly is--seriously endangering that supply.
Additionally, she presents us with a deep look into the varying attempts at legislation and regulation that are "supposed" to be looking out for our well-being, but which, she posits, might be failing to do that very thing. Discussions of outdated rules and essentially power-neutered regulatory bodies make crystal clear the lack of true oversight currently monitoring the fracking industry. While never pointing fingers directly at any one producer or regulator, she raises the point that there is not a concerted effort to protect the water supply.
Ms. Lane's personal passion for the topic comes through in her writing, and while refraining from using loud, alarmist-style language, she makes clear that we must start paying more attention to one of the most troubling natural resources conflicts of our time before we end up with an excess of oil and gas to consume and a dearth of fresh water to drink.
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