The Fracking War: A Novel

The Fracking War A Novel It was Uncle Tom s Cabin not economic data that turned the page on slavery It was The Grapes of Wrath not demographic reports that opened a nation s eyes to Dust Bowl dislocation Out of that tradit

  • Title: The Fracking War: A Novel
  • Author: Michael J. Fitzgerald
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It was Uncle Tom s Cabin, not economic data, that turned the page on slavery It was The Grapes of Wrath, not demographic reports that opened a nation s eyes to Dust Bowl dislocation Out of that tradition comes Michael J Fitzgerald s The Fracking War Here, within a smoldering crucible of social crisis, is a tale of power, money, fateful choices, and consciences aroused It was Uncle Tom s Cabin, not economic data, that turned the page on slavery It was The Grapes of Wrath, not demographic reports that opened a nation s eyes to Dust Bowl dislocation Out of that tradition comes Michael J Fitzgerald s The Fracking War Here, within a smoldering crucible of social crisis, is a tale of power, money, fateful choices, and consciences aroused If you like your drill rigs served up within the context of a fast moving plot line, you ve got what you want right in your hands Sandra Steingraber, author, Living Downstream and Raising Elijah In The Fracking War, veteran investigative reporter Jack Stafford relocates from California to rural Upstate New York to take a job with a small weekly newspaper after the death of his wife, and immediately discovers a citizen rebellion that models itself after Edward Abbey s 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang In The Fracking War, activists use sabotage to defend their land and lifestyle against what they perceive as industrial terrorism, perpetrated by multinational corporations environmentally damaging practice of hydrofracking for natural gas and oil Set in the pristine Finger Lakes wine country of New York and neighboring Pennsylvania, Stafford and the newspaper staff witness the tragic impacts of fracking on local citizens and their communities the health risks, water and air pollution, and a rapid increase in crime The fictional events in The Fracking War were pulled from newspaper headlines and other documented occurrences not only in the Northeast United States but also across the globe The fast paced novel offers a glimpse into an escalating conflict between citizens who want to protect their communities and the nearly out of control expansion of the natural gas industry s controversial method of hydrofracking to extract natural gas, affecting homes and communities in uncharted ways Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, said of The Fracking War If you ve thought the debate over energy policy was a tad dry, this novel might change your mind God hopes it never comes to this

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    One Reply to “The Fracking War: A Novel”

    1. Read this review on my blog! roseshadowink.wordpress/20I spent five years living in Pennsylvania, so I’ve seen first-hand how hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) can contaminate drinking water. Mine never caught on fire, but we tested it every few months just to make sure and no one drank it. No one I knew even let their pets drink tap water. So I was familiar with the issue when I picked up the book. And considering the recent accident at the Marcellus Shale natural gas well in southwestern [...]

    2. Excellent fictional account of the conflict between environmentalists and the big oil and gas companies who are contaminating water and air by using hydrofracking around the world. Although the setting is in Finger Lakes in Upstate NY and Pennsylvania, the story is universal and could be applied anywhere. It's a page-turner, informative while still moving the plot right along. And it's hard to believe its fiction since most of what is in the book is also in today's headlines. Highly recommended. [...]

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