The Effects of Induced Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment : Commercial Demands vs. Water, Wildlife, and Human Ecosystems book cover
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The Effects of Induced Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment
Commercial Demands vs. Water, Wildlife, and Human Ecosystems

Edited By

Matthew McBroom

ISBN 9781774633076
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
362 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" as it is commonly known, refers to the practice of using liquids at very high pressures to fragment rock, thereby allowing natural gas to be harvested. This process increases energy resources but also has some negative environmental impacts as well. This book looks at the environmental impact. The first section looks at fracturing and the water supply, the second section looks at ecosystems and wildlife, while the final section examines the possible effects on human ecosystems and human health.

Table of Contents

Fracturing and Water Pollution
Regulation of Water Pollution from Hydraulic Fracturing in Horizontally-Drilled Wells in the Marcellus Shale Region, USA
Heather Hatzenbuhler and Terence J. Centner
Soil Erosion and Surface Water Quality Impacts of Natural Gas Development in East Texas, USA
Matthew McBroom, Todd Thomas, and Yanli Zhang
Analysis of Water Features in Gas Leakage Area
Liu Huaishan, Wang Fengfan, Ton Siyou, Li Gaolin, and Zhang Haiyan
Field Validation of Toxicity Tests to Evaluate the Potential for Benefi cial Use of Produced Water
Joseph R. Bidwell, Jonathan C. Fisher, and Naomi L. Cooper
Fracking vs Faucets: Balancing Energy Needs and Water Sustainability at Urban Frontiers
Matthew Fry, David J. Hoeinghaus, Alexandra G. Ponette-Gonzalez, Ruthanne Thompson, and Thomas W. La Point
Rapid Expansion of Natural Gas Development Poses a Threat to Surface Waters
Sally Entrekin, Michelle Evans-White, Brent Johnson, and Elizabeth Hagenbuch
Silica Gel Behavior Under Different EGS Chemical and Thermal Conditions: An Experimental Study
Jonathan Hunt, Souheil Ezzedine, William Bourcier, Sarah Roberts
Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources: Progress Report
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

Hydraulic Fracturing and Wildlife
Habitat Selection by Mule Deer During Migration: Effects of Landscape Structure and Natural-Gas Development
Patrick E. Lendrum, Charles R. Anderson, Jr., Ryan A. Long, John G. Kie, and R. Terry Bowyer
Potential Environmental Impacts
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Human Health Perspectives
Missing from the Table: Role of the Environmental Public Health Community in Governmental Advisory Commissions Related to Marcellus Shale Drilling
Bernard D. Goldstein, Jill Kriesky, and Barbara Pavliakova
Modern Natural Gas Development and Harm to Health: The Need for Proactive Public Health Policies
Madelon L. Finkel, Jake Hays, and Adam Law

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