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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


Relocation Revisited: The Sex Trafficking of Native Women

Sarah Deer

in The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696314
eISBN:
9781452952338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696314.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter explains how sex trafficking and prostitution in the lives of contemporary Native women are almost indistinguishable from the colonial tactics of enslavement, exploitation, exportation, ... More


Fracking

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Few environmental issues have received more media attention than fracking (hydraulic fracturing) for oil and gas development in shales and other unconventional resources. This chapter provides an ... 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


Freedom and Insurrection around a Fire

Sarah M. Pike

in For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294950
eISBN:
9780520967892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294950.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 1 introduces the reader to activists’ lives and work and provides background on the communities I most often interacted with. It consists of a thick description of an Earth First! gathering I ... 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


The Law of Energy Underground: Understanding New Developments in Subsurface Production, Transmission, and Storage

Donald N. Zillman, Aileen McHarg, Adrian Bradbrook, and Lila Barrera-Hernandez (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703181
eISBN:
9780191772474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703181.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

While energy has been extracted from the ground for two centuries, recent years have seen transformative changes to how easy it is to access underground energy resources. This book investigates the ... More


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