Resources

Heinberg, Richard, Snake Oil:  How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils our Future.  Santa Rosa, CA, Post Carbon Institute, 2013.  Richard Heinberg is a senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute.

Hughes, David, “Drill, Baby, Drill,” Post Carbon Institute, 2013.  The most comprehensive publicly available analysis to date of the prospects for shale gas and fracked oil in the United States.  Explanation of why 100 years of natural gas is a myth.

Ingraffea, Anthony R., “Gangplank to a Warm Future,” New York Times, July 28, 2013.  Article explaining why natural gas is not a “bridge” fuel to a clean fuel future, written by a Cornell professor of engineering who has also worked on fracking technology.

Klein, Naomi, This Changes Everything:  Capitalism vs. The Climate.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 2014.  Naomi Klein is a Canadian prizewinning journalist, author and speaker.

Oreskes, Naomi, “Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas:  Why Fossil Fuels Can’t Solve the Problems Created by Fossil Fuels.”  www.tomdispatch.com, July 27, 2014.  Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.

Peltier, Laurel, “Fracking’s Air Pollution: Disgusting, Toxic and Legal.”  Baltimore Fishbowl, Dec. 18, 2014, baltimorefishbowl.com.  A reporter’s day trip into sacrifice zones in West Virginia.  Contains both photos and videos.

Romm, Joseph J, “Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm.”  Climate Progress (thinkprogress.org), October 22, 2014.  Joe Romm is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he founded their climate blog, Climate Progress, part of their Think Progress website.  He is also a physicist and climate expert.

“Shalefield Stories:  Personal and Collected Testimonies.”  Environment America.  Steel Valley Printers, 2014.  More stories at www.pennsylvaniaallianceforcleanwaterandair.wordpress.com/the-list

Triple Divide, directed by J.B. PribanicPublic Herald, 2013.  A documentary examining multiple impacts of fracking in Pennsylvania, including water use, the effects of chemicals on people and livestock, and the frustrations of resisting.