|About the Book|
With the anecdotes of frustrated landowners on one hand and the industry’s blanket denials on the other, an open and honest debate on the issue of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking or fracing) has been lacking. Such a debate is sorely needed.In well-developed areas such as the Barnett Shale of Texas, drilling and fracing are happening in proximity to airports, community colleges, and elementary schools. With tens of thousands of unconventional gas wells projected to be drilled and fraced in areas such as the Horn River Basin of British Columbia and the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania, New York, and other states, the potential consequences are too great for landowners and government regulators to accept such development without a thorough investigation of hydraulic fracturing.Industry claims that fracing has been done for years, but in reality, the process has changed drastically, turning from night to day. A Revolution Underground explores the history and impacts of hydraulic fracturing as it stands today.