Disclosure: I was one of the hundreds of editors on the book.
Hat tip: Maureen Lafreniere
New book by Richard Heinberg:
Big Energy lies exposed in SNAKE OIL: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future: http://bit.ly/FrackFighters
This is a critical book for a critical time. Fracking threatens watersheds, drinking supplies, public health, national security and common sense in an ever-increasing number of states and countries. SNAKE OIL empowers activists and citizens everywhere with the truths about a dirty energy fraud.
This is a self-published, community-supported endeavour, with supporters participating in the editing of the book.
From the Post Carbon Institute release:
Written by PCI Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg, SNAKE OIL casts a critical eye not only on the environmental impacts of new oil and gas production but also on the industry hype that has hijacked America’s energy conversation.
“SNAKE OIL exposes the unsustainable economics behind the so-called fracking boom, giving the lie to industry claims that natural gas will bring great economic benefits and long-term energy security to the United States. In clear, hard-hitting language, Heinberg reveals that communities where fracking has taken place are actually being hurt economically. For those who want to know the truth about why natural gas is a gangplank, not a bridge, Snake Oil is a must-read.”
– Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and author of Coming Clean
SNAKE OIL is available as both a paperback and Kindle.