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Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand against the World's Most Powerful Industry by [Nikiforuk, Andrew]
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The fossil fuel industry and many environmental groups tout hydraulic fracturing — “fracking” — as a panacea, with slick promises of energy independence, greenhouse gas reductions, and benefits to local economies. Yet the controversial technology, which blasts massive volumes of fluids, sand, and chemicals into rock and coal formations, has sparked huge public protests. Slick Water tells the shocking, inspiring story of one woman’s stand to hold government and industry accountable for the damage fracking leaves in its wake.

After energy giant Encana secretly fracked hundreds of gas wells around her home and her well water turned to a flammable broth, Jessica Ernst started asking questions. When she put forward evidence that Encana had violated laws by fracturing the community's drinking water aquifer, Ernst was falsely tagged as a bomb-making terrorist and visited by the government’s anti-terrorism squad. Frightened but undaunted, she uncovered a startling history of liability, fraud, and intimidation, along with a willful denial of widespread groundwater contamination. Jessica Ernst’s remarkable story raises dramatic questions about the role of Big Oil in government, society’s obsession with rapidly depleting supplies of unconventional oil and gas, and the future of civil society.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 879 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1771640766
  • Publisher: Greystone Books (5 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0140EG370
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #695,002 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slick Oil i.e. Fracking, A Book For Understanding the Dangers Of Natural Gas Drilling & Government's Ties To Big Oil & Gas 5 March 2017
By Penelope C. - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been following this story for many years out of my concern for the damage to communities' air, land, water, and quality of life. The book is clearly written for the nonscientist/engineer. I gained much more understanding of the mechanics of Fracking, the unreliability of its impact on aquifers, wells, towns and farms. The book points out the close relationship between our governmental agencies and private businesses and corporations involved in manufacturing (drilling & transporting) natural gas. As Big Oil continue to profit from the Marcellus Shale and the Bitumen It is especially worrisome today, that so much special interest money and power show up in the very governmental agencies of Canada and the United States, in laws, deregulation, noncompliance, and government appointments to the very agencies that are supposed to protect our families from poisonous water, air, and soil.

I wish Jessica Ernst and Andrew Nikiforuk and our First Nations People the very best in their fight for justice.
3.0 out of 5 stars Case Law ( Environmental) in Canada 9 December 2016
By George Heighington - Published on Amazon.com
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The author is in the pocket of David Suzuki. The author describes a sorry story which has languished too long in the courts. If successful, this story will write case law in Canada as applies to how ground water is treated through fracking or toxic materials dumped on the land.
The book A Radioactive Waste Dump in Malvern; A Citizen's Account". describes research , culminating in a legal action against the Crown for Ontario, Canada, writing case law as it applies to the clean up of the land. This cost the bank mortgage departments and the land speculators lots of money.
4.0 out of 5 stars The subject has just lost in the supreme court - bad news. 15 March 2017
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I found it very interesting that our two governments are that wrong ( being polite). It was well written and I accept the facts given as all well supported. The subject has just lost in the supreme court - bad news.
4.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Nikiforuk book. Well researched and informative. Points ... 29 April 2016
By Darrell Collins - Published on Amazon.com
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Vintage Nikiforuk book. Well researched and informative. Points out the intimidation that happens when one person challenges the oil and gas industry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The horror of this poisoning of our environment is that ... 30 December 2015
By Marilyn K. Hunt - Published on Amazon.com
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The horror of this poisoning of our environment is that these perps know they are killing innocent people..Pope Francis has taken a stand against this inhuman drilling industry..he says WAKE UP..get the CD and renew your efforts in this fight for our lives. Yes, we have personal experience with these corporate wolves.