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The Resource A field philosopher's guide to fracking : how one Texas town stood up to big oil and gas, Adam Briggle

A field philosopher's guide to fracking : how one Texas town stood up to big oil and gas, Adam Briggle

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A field philosopher's guide to fracking : how one Texas town stood up to big oil and gas
Title
A field philosopher's guide to fracking
Title remainder
how one Texas town stood up to big oil and gas
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Adam Briggle
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eng
Summary
From the front lines of the fracking debate, a "field philosopher" explores one of our most divisive technologies. When philosophy professor Adam Briggle moved to Denton, Texas, he had never heard of fracking. Only five years later he would successfully lead a citizens' initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing in Denton, the first Texas town to challenge the oil and gas industry. On his journey to learn about fracking and its effects, he leaped from the ivory tower into the fray. In beautifully narrated chapters, Briggle brings us to town hall debates and neighborhood meetings where citizens wrestle with issues few fully understand. Is fracking safe? How does it affect the local economy? Why are bakeries prohibited in neighborhoods while gas wells are permitted next to playgrounds? In his quest for answers Briggle meets people like Cathy McMullen. Her neighbors' cows asphyxiated after drinking fracking fluids, and her orchard was razed to make way for a pipeline. Cathy did not consent to drilling, but those who profited lived far out of harm's way. Briggle's first instinct was to think about fracking, deeply. Drawing on philosophers from Socrates to Kant, but also on conversations with engineers, legislators, and industry representatives, he develops a simple theory to evaluate fracking: we should give those at risk to harm a stake in the decisions we make, and we should monitor for and correct any problems that arise. Finding this regulatory process short-circuited, and with government and industry alike turning a blind eye to symptoms like earthquakes and nosebleeds, Briggle decides to take action. Though our field philosopher is initially out of his element, joining fierce activists like "Texas Sharon, " once called the "worst enemy" of the oil and gas industry, his story culminates in an underdog victory for Denton, now nationally recognized as a beacon for citizens' rights at the epicenter of the fracking revolution
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BLACP
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Briggle, Adam
Dewey number
363.11/962233809764555
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not applicable
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LC call number
  • QE431.6.M4
  • TD195.G3
LC item number
B75 2015ab
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other
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Read by Steven Menasche
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Menasche, Steven
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  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Gas wells
  • Oil wells
  • Referendum
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Denton (Tex.)
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general
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Label
A field philosopher's guide to fracking : how one Texas town stood up to big oil and gas, Adam Briggle
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unknown
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
Control code
1675545
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 33 min.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781469003092
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not applicable
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
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audio
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rdamedia
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s
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CD audio, digital
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ZPbu7o
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digital recording
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sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
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9781469003092
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  • (Sirsi) 1675545
  • (Sirsi) 1675545
  • (OCoLC)940498707
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Label
A field philosopher's guide to fracking : how one Texas town stood up to big oil and gas, Adam Briggle
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1675545
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 33 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781469003092
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbu7o
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781469003092
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1675545
  • (Sirsi) 1675545
  • (OCoLC)940498707
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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