A Field Philosopher s Guide to Fracking How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

A Field Philosopher s Guide to Fracking  How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

When philosophy professor Adam Briggle moved to Denton, Texas, he had never heard of fracking.

Author: Adam Briggle

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781631490088

Category: Science

Page: 352

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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, 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.
Categories: Science

Thinking Through Climate Change

Thinking Through Climate Change

In this creative exploration of climate change and the big questions confronting our high-energy civilization, Adam Briggle connects the history of philosophy with current events to shed light on the Anthropocene (the age of humanity).

Author: Adam Briggle

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030535872

Category: Philosophy

Page: 265

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In this creative exploration of climate change and the big questions confronting our high-energy civilization, Adam Briggle connects the history of philosophy with current events to shed light on the Anthropocene (the age of humanity). Briggle offers a framework to help us understand the many perspectives and policies on climate change. He does so through the idea that energy is a paradox: changing sameness. From this perennial philosophical mystery, he argues that a high-energy civilization is bound to create more and more paradoxes. These paradoxes run like fissures through our orthodox picture of energy as the capacity to do work and control fate. Climate change is the accumulation of these fissures and the question is whether we can sustain technoscientific control and economic growth. It may be that our world is about change radically, imploring us to start thinking heterodox thoughts.
Categories: Philosophy

The Great Suppression

The Great Suppression

For a while most residents: Unless otherwise indicated, quotes from Adam
Briggle in this chapter are from my interview with him, July 1, 2015. across the
street from Apogee Stadium: Adam Briggle, A Field Philosopher's Guide to
Fracking.

Author: Zachary Roth

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781101905784

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize In the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election, a deeply reported look inside the conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. Donald Trump is the second Republican this century to triumph in the Electoral College without winning the popular vote. As Zachary Roth reveals in The Great Suppression, this is no coincidence. Over the last decade, Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two states have passed restrictions on voting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given the GOP a long-term grip on Congress. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has eviscerated campaign finance laws, boosting candidates backed by big money. It would be worrying enough if these were just schemes for partisan advantage. But the reality is even more disturbing: a growing number of Republicans distrust the very idea of democracy—and they’re doing everything they can to limit it. In The Great Suppression, Roth unearths the deep historical roots of this anti-egalitarian worldview, and introduces us to its modern-day proponents: The GOP officials pushing to make it harder to cast a ballot; the lawyers looking to scrap all limits on money in politics; the libertarian scholars reclaiming judicial activism to roll back the New Deal; and the corporate lobbyists working to ban local action on everything from the minimum wage to the environment. And he travels from Rust Belt cities to southern towns to show us how these efforts are hurting the most vulnerable Americans and preventing progress on pressing issues. A sharp, searing polemic in the tradition of Rachel Maddow and Matt Taibbi, The Great Suppression is an urgent wake-up call about a threat to our most cherished values, and a rousing argument for why we need democracy now more than ever.
Categories: Political Science

The Rightful Place of Science Creative Nonfiction

The Rightful Place of Science  Creative Nonfiction

This volume is a collection of narrative essays that presents expert knowledge about science, technology, and innovation policy without the use of buzzwords and jargon.

Author: Michael L. Zirulnik

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692366156

Category: Creative nonfiction

Page: 132

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Categories: Creative nonfiction

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge

American Philosophical Society ... The Development and Statistics of the
Alabama Coal Fields for 1887 , " xvii , 206 ; " The Geology of Buffalo , as related
to ... showing that the whole district had been sub . jected to a warp movement
fracturing it in parallel lines at right angles to the ... and his section of these very
curious coal beds at the dawn of the Coal Age has been our guide through a
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Author: American Philosophical Society

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ISBN: UOM:39015027260416

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Categories: Learned institutions and societies

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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society

Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society

... 906 ; “ The Development and Statistics of the Alabama Coal Fields for 1887 , ” .
xvii , 206 ; “ The Geology of Buffalo , as ... showing that the whole district had
been sub . jected to a warp movement fracturing it in parallel lines at right angles
to the strike ... and his section of these very curious coal beds at the dawn of the
Coal Age has been our guide through a most difficult chapter of Appalachian
geology ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3734020

Category: Science

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Guide to Geoscience Departments in the United States and Canada

Guide to Geoscience Departments in the United States and Canada

Structural geology ; tectonics ; metamorphic petrology ; regional geology of the
southwestern United States ; fracturing in glacial till . ... Chemical analysis of
rocks and minerals ; instrument control ; geochemistry of meteorites and impact
rocks ; philosophy of science . ... Hydrogeology ; ground - water flow and
transport of agricultural chemicals in glacial sediment ; field instrumentation ;
genesis of fractures ...

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Category: Geology

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Categories: Geology

Petroleum Abstracts

Petroleum Abstracts

JKX marked another milestone , resuming production from Ninotsminda oil field
in E. Georgia under the first ... The new Statoil overall subsea operating
philosophy is established as follows : remote control of operations ... AN
ENGINEER'S GUIDE TO LEGAL AND REGULATORY MATTERS FOR
HORIZONTAL WELLS IN TEXAS J.S.Judah ... AND WELL TREATMENT
OPERATIONS , AND IN FRACTURING AND MATRIX TREATMENT
OPERATIONS P.Maroy and J.F.Baret , asrs .

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The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Bouveresse also attacks the " corporatist mentality ” of academicians for whom
philosophy is merely a careerist enterprise . Bouveresse ' s ... In part , the
purpose of his study is to show the logical and grammatical incongruity of
defining the object as one traverses various fields of inquiry . ... the Sublime ,
1994 ) he shows how the fracturing of a subject produces limits that have
negative or sublime effects .

Author: Michael Groden

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003006070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 985

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Field Conference

Field Conference

Willis , J. B. , 1957 , Geology of the Yellowjacket anticline area , Rio Blanco
County , Colorado : Unpublished Master of Science ... Stratigraphic relations in
the upper Cretaceous of the Book Cliffs , Utah - Colorado : Unpublished Doctor of
Philosophy ... Guide to Geology of Colorado , p . ... SERVICES FRACTURING
SERVICES ROCKY MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION OF GEOLOGISTS 181 Index to
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Author: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists

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ISBN: UCR:31210000952828

Category: Geology

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The Science of Petroleum

The Science of Petroleum

... achieving further struc broad fields of natural philosophy and mining , had not
ture - finding ability through subsurface studies , and par ... of prospecting was
The drilling of the test well has been , and is , the business the acceptance of
geology as a guide by the industry . ... that it was liberated by folding and
fracturing which occurred Location of Site for Test Well chiefly along the axes of
anticlines , and ...

Author: Albert Ernest Dunstan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004479518

Category: Petroleum

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Categories: Petroleum

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

... medium is upward refracting and acts as a subsurface waveguide along which
sound may propagate to long distances with little attenuation . ... Acoustic
techniques have immense potential for investigating and monitoring seasurface
processes such as ice fracturing in the Arctic , or ... loss algorithms are available (
Harrison 1989 ) , representing one means of investigating acoustic fields in the
ocean .

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Category: Engineering

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Choice s Outstanding Academic Titles 1998 2002

Choice s Outstanding Academic Titles  1998 2002

In place of ordinary language analyses , Griffiths offers a three - way fracturing of
the emotion category as part of a ... Any informed reader interested in learning
more about the philosophy of mind should read it , and every college and
university library ... Rowman & Littlefield , 2001. ... For those keeping up with
recent developments , and for newcomers to pragmatism , this valuable guide to
the nuances of ...

Author: Rebecca Ann Bartlett

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 0838982328

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 642

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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

It arises as a field property at the complex , horizontal membrane - manifold
linking human consciousness with different ... Religious liberty and the unity of
the human person : A philosophical reflection on religion , liberalism , and human
dignity . ... Religious oppression , it is argued , jeopardizes this integrity , in the
extreme fracturing religious persons at the core of ... Study Guide For Vision and
Renewal entitled The Resurrection Power of Jesus ; and a Retreat for Vision and
Goals .

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ISBN: UVA:X004992391

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

SPE Index

SPE Index

Author: Society of Petroleum Engineers (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007674240

Category: Journal of petroleum technology

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Categories: Journal of petroleum technology

Oil Shale Symposium Proceedings

Oil Shale Symposium Proceedings

... claimants in February 1987 to prepare voluntary surface management
agreements that would guide the surface use of the ... Field investigation of
methods to improve in situ fracturing ofoil shale using propellants ( Geokinetics ) .
... Support is being provided to a field demonstration study , being conducted by
the Colorado Mining Association , of water - jet - assisted mining techniques . ...
This is consistent with our philosophy of phased developmentofColorado's oil
shale resources .

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Category: Oil-shales

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