The Effects of Induced Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment: Commercial Demands vs. Water, Wildlife, and Human Ecosystems, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Effects of Induced Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment

Commercial Demands vs. Water, Wildlife, and Human Ecosystems, 1st Edition

Edited by Matthew McBroom

Apple Academic Press

362 pages | 49 B/W Illus.

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Dams & Reservoirs
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General