Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg
Approx. 44,100 words.
Published on July 30, 2013 by
Post Carbon Institute.
Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Energy.
The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has boosted US natural gas and oil production... and sparked a massive backlash in communities across the country. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills or a costly distraction from reducing our fossil fuel dependence? "Snake Oil" casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked America's energy conversation.