Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the by Andrew Nikiforuk

By Andrew Nikiforuk

The fossil gas and plenty of environmental teams tout hydraulic fracturing — “fracking" — as a panacea, with slick provides of power independence, greenhouse fuel mark downs, and merits to neighborhood economies. but the arguable expertise, which blasts titanic volumes of fluids, sand, and chemical compounds into rock and coal formations, has sparked large public protests. Slick Water tells the stunning, inspiring tale of 1 woman's stand to carry executive and responsible for the wear and tear fracking leaves in its wake.
After strength enormous Encana secretly fracked hundreds of thousands of gasoline wells round her domestic and her good water grew to become to a flammable broth, Jessica Ernst all started asking questions. whilst she recommend facts that Encana had violated legislation by way of fracturing the community's ingesting water aquifer, Ernst used to be falsely tagged as a bomb-making terrorist and visited by way of the government's anti-terrorism squad. worried yet undaunted, she exposed a startling historical past of legal responsibility, fraud, and intimidation, in addition to a willful denial of common groundwater illness. Jessica Ernst's notable tale increases dramatic questions about the function of massive Oil in govt, society's obsession with swiftly depleting offers of unconventional oil and gasoline, and the way forward for civil society.

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It is, in fact, the best on the planet for detailed research on this important event in the history of life, especially with rock exposures of some 70 km2. As a participant on two expeditions to Seymour and surrounding islands in the mid-1980s, Jeffrey Stilwell can attest to the excitement of visiting this isolated part of Antarctica. Despite severe storms with winds clocked up to some 200 km/hour and heavy dumps of snow at times, Seymour Island still remains relatively snow free because of ‘warm’, sunny days.

In the first season, his two ships Erebus and Terror became the first to penetrate the pack ice of the Ross Sea. He discovered the Transantarctic Mountains as well as Possession, Coulman, Franklin, Beaufort, and Ross islands. He sighted the Ross Ice Shelf and landed on Possession and Franklin islands. 5'S at the face of the Ross Ice Shelf. In the third season, in the vicinity of the Antarctic Peninsula, he discovered Paulet, Snow Hill, Cockburn, and Danger islands, along with Cape Seymour – later to be named Seymour Island and containing one of the best fossil records on the continent.

Dundee whaling Captain Carl Anton Larsen (1860–1924) collected the first Antarctic fossils during the 1892–93 austral summer. Icebergs, ships and penguins illustrated by Burn Murdoch, during the Scottish expedition of 1892–93. 27 Frozen in time Captain Larsen receiving his guests from the Balaena with a welcoming tune ‘Way down the Swanee River’ from an organ on deck during the voyage from Edinburgh to the Antarctic. Captain Larsen teasing a seal. Reproduced from Andersson (1944). Reproduced from Burn Murdoch (1894).

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