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Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Jessica Smartt Gullion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

When natural gas drilling moves into an urban or a suburban neighborhood, a two-hundred-foot-high drill appears on the other side of a back yard fence and diesel trucks clog a quiet two-lane ... More


Resistance grows

Amanda Slevin

in Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Opposition to the Corrib gas project entered a new phase in mid-2005 when five men were jailed for refusing to obey a High Court injunction taken against them by Shell. Rather than dissuade people ... More


Introduction

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches that were used to conduct an ethnographic study of natural gas drilling activism in the Barnett Shale, a natural gas ... More


A Brief Overview of Natural Gas Drilling in Texas

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

With developments in hydrofracturing (fracking) and horizontal drilling, natural gas exploration began in earnest in the Barnett Shale region of North Texas in the late 1990s. This chapter discusses ... More


Reluctant Activists

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the phenomena of the reluctant activist. These are residents of an environmental sacrifice zone who became activists after coming to a realization that their health and ... More


(In)Visibility in the Gas Field

Jessica Smartt Gullion

in Fracking the Neighborhood: Reluctant Activists and Natural Gas Drilling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029766
eISBN:
9780262329798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029766.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter presents a sociology of community-level health threats. A community-level health threat is an event (such as pollution or infectious disease) that has the potential to harm the health of ... More


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