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Those Fracking Lies

A review of Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg.

Shale gas, peak oil and our future

De Wereld Morgen asks Richard Heinberg about the prospects for fracking in Europe.

SPECIAL BRIEFING: Attacking Fracking's Achilles Heel -- Economics   

Join us for a special online briefing and conversation with Richard Heinberg and Deborah Rogers to explore how the anti-fracking community can turn the fracking industry's biggest weapon into their greatest vulnerability.

Review: Cold, Hungry and in the Dark by Bill Powers and Snake Oil by Richard Heinberg

There has always seemed to be something deeply wrong with fracking for oil and natural gas.

Preface to the Romanian edition of Snake Oil

Europe’s desire to get in on the fracking game is understandable, given the hype still emanating from America.

Richard Heinberg and Fracking's False Promise of Plenty

What do you know about hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” of natural gas? Probably depends on who you’re listening to.

Carbon Democracy  

Episode 69 features Timothy Mitchell and Richard Heinberg. Timothy Mitchell is author of 'Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil'. Richard speaks about his recent book 'Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future'.

SNAKE OIL: Chapter 6 - Energy Reality

Everything depends upon our recognizing the mirage for what it is, and getting on with the project of the century.

SNAKE OIL: Chapter 5 - The Economics of Fracking: Who Benefits?

When we inquire who benefits from the fracking frenzy, the intuitively obvious answer is, “the oil and gas industry, of course.” Yet this may be a simplistic assumption.

SNAKE OIL: Chapter 4 - Fracking Wars, Fracking Casualties

Why has there been such a massive grassroots backlash against fracking? In this chapter, we’ll look at the evidence for fracking’s impacts on water, air, land, and climate. Reader warning: it ain’t pretty.