The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

Michelle Bamberger, Robert Oswald

A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull again the curtain at the human and animal health and wellbeing results of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”
Across the rustic, fracking—the extraction of traditional gasoline via hydraulic fracturing—is being touted because the nation’s resolution to power independence and a repair for a flagging economic system. Drilling businesses guarantee us that the method is secure, politicians push via drilling laws and not using a critical public-health debate, and people who communicate out are marginalized, their silence bought through fuel businesses and their warnings concerning the risks of fracking stifled.
The genuine fee of Fracking pulls again the curtain on how this poisonous approach endangers the surroundings and harms humans, pets, and farm animals. Michelle Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a pharmacologist, mix their services to teach how infection at drilling websites interprets into unwell well-being and heartbreak for households and their animals. by way of giving voice to the folk at flooring 0 of the fracking debate, the authors vividly illustrate the implications of fracking and factor an pressing caution to we all: fracking poses a dire risk to the air we breathe, the water we drink, or even our meals supply.
Bamberger and Oswald show the harrowing reviews of small farmers who've misplaced their animals, their livelihoods, and their peace of brain, and of rural households whose estate values have plummeted as their cities were invaded by means of drillers. while, those tales provide us desire, as humans band jointly to aid each other and courageously struggle to reclaim their communities.
the talk over fracking speaks to a middle issue of up to date existence: we require strength to reside with glossy conveniences, yet what measure of environmental degradation, wellbeing and fitness hazards, and threats to our foodstuff provide are we keen to just accept to acquire that power? As those tales reveal, the stakes couldn’t be larger, and this is often a subject that none folks can manage to pay for to ignore.

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