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McKIBBEN BOOK REVIEW: Why Not Frack?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:05 am
by Oscar
McKIBBEN REVIEW: Why Not Frack?

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/mar/08/
why-not-frack/?pagination=false

March 8, 2012 Bill McKibben New York Review of Books

The End of Country
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
1400068533?ie=UTF8&tag=thneyoreofbo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1400068533#_

by Seamus McGraw
Random House, 245 pp., $26.00


Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
0801450160?ie=UTF8&tag=thneyoreofbo-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0801450160

by Tom Wilber
Cornell University Press, 272 pp., $27.95 (to be published in May 2012)



Gasland - a documentary film by Josh Fox Docurama, DVD, $29.95

WATCH TRAILER (free) or download DVD (pay for it):

http://www.moviewatchlist.com/movie-gasland

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EXCERPT:

The two books, however, don’t manage to cover some important aspects of the fracking issue. In fact, the most remarkable work on the subject has been done by Ian Urbina, a New York Times journalist, and by the rebel filmmaker Josh Fox. Urbina’s stories, which seem likely to win a Pulitzer, demonstrate why we can’t do without serious newspapers. Beginning last spring, he documented the health risks, lax regulation, industry overstatement, and general corruption that have surrounded the boom.