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Sep 29, 2015
| ISBN 9780771046452
May 13, 2014
| ISBN 9780771046469
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Sep 29, 2015 | ISBN 9780771046452
May 13, 2014 | ISBN 9780771046469
From a bestselling author comes a provocative exploration of the next big thing in energy–fracking–and its profound impact on geopolitics and the global economy. In a few short years, the discovery of vast reserves of until now unreachable natural gas, and the adoption of a process to get at it, have brought about a shale-gas revolution that is transforming Canada and the United States. In Groundswell, Ezra Levant looks at fracking’s enemies–who they are, and what they don’t want us to know–and debunks claims about contaminated groundwater, fracking chemicals, and earthquakes. And he also looks at fracking’s benefits: significant job and wealth creation, lower CO2 emissions, and, most importantly, increased political freedom. With natural gas in abundance, prices fall and the stranglehold of energy companies such as Russia’s Gazprom loosens. Countries such as Ukraine, Poland, France, Israel, and China have vast reserves of shale gas, and accessing it could mean a monumental shift in energy politics. In this timely and provocative book, Levant explores the promise of natural gas that fracking has made possible and provides an eye-opening look at a subject of growing international importance.
From the bestselling author of Ethical Oil comes a provocative exploration of the shale gas rush. Levant explains what fracking is and explores what its enemies do not want you to know and why it has the potential to change our future.In Groundswell, Ezra Levant examines the fracking revolution. Fracking (from “fracturing”) involves injecting millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals into a well deep underground to fracture shale rock and release previously inaccessible reserves of oil and gas. The United States, Canada, North Africa, and the Middle East have vast reserves of shale gas and accessing it will mean a seismic shift in energy geopolitics. With natural gas in abundance, prices fall and the stranglehold by energy companies like Russia’s Gazprom loosens. OPEC, environmentalists, and communities throughout North America are fighting hard to stop fracking, and Levant debunks their motivations and arguments, while arguing that fracking’s benefits outweigh its costs, even environmentally. With Ethical Oil, Levant completely changed the debate surrounding Canada’s oil sands. In this timely and controversial book he provides desperately needed perspective on a subject of growing global importance.
Ezra Levant is a lawyer, journalist and political activist. As the publisher of the Western Standard magazine, he was charged by the Government of Alberta for publishing the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. He is a frequent radio talk show guest… More about Ezra Levant
Praise for Ethical Oil:“[Levant’s book] has clearly had a huge impact on the debate.” Calgary Herald
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