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Oil and Gas Development

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/9780262029766.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter outlines the history of oil and gas development in the United States, with emphasis on Texas oil and gas culture. Provided are the background to regulation of this industry to ... 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


Activists’ Concerns about Health

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/9780262029766.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter deals specifically with the reported health concerns related to natural gas development (fracking). Included is a discussion of chemicals and pollution and concurrent health effects; ... More


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