Bethany McLean - Saudi America: The Truth about Fracking and How It's Changing the World

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McLean made her name as co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room, which told the story of Enron, one of the biggest corporate scandals in American history. Her new book investigates fracking, another enterprise that comes with extravagant promises it may or may not be able to fulfill. While extraction of natural gas from resource-rich areas such as the Permian Basin in Texas have made the U.S. the world’s top producer of oil and gas, McLean notes that this upswing is consistent with past boom-and-bust cycles that have ultimately limited domestic production. Fracking is further hampered by its environmental costs and by the ever-increasing capital investments that, so far, have not yielded predicted returns.

 

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Non Fiction
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$15.99
ISBN: 9780999745441
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Published: Columbia Global Reports - September 11th, 2018

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