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The Politics of Fracking: Regulatory Policy and Local Community Responses to Environmental Concerns

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The Politics of Fracking: Regulatory Policy and Local Community Responses to Environmental Concerns - Majumdar, Sarmistha R
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Over the last decade, the oil and gas industry has garnered a lot of support from the United States federal and state governments in the name of energy independence and economic prosperity. More specifically, hydraulic fracturing or fracking is said to not only make the production of affordable energy possible but also reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by substituting coal with natural gas in the utility sector. Behind the fa???ade of many socio-economic and political benefits, the process of fracking causes serious ...

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The Politics of Fracking: Regulatory Policy and Local Community Responses to Environmental Concerns 2018, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138682597

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