Amity and Prosperity

Amity and Prosperity

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction 'At heart a David and Goliath story fit for the movies ... [A] valuable, discomforting book' The New York Times Book Review Seven years in the making, Amity and Prosperity tells the ...

Author: Eliza Griswold

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472268716

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction 'At heart a David and Goliath story fit for the movies ... [A] valuable, discomforting book' The New York Times Book Review Seven years in the making, Amity and Prosperity tells the story of the energy boom's impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and of one woman's transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist. Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbours' mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her small farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong. Alarmed by her children's illnesses, Haney joins with neighbours and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what's really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that's being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries. Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold reveals what happens when an imperilled town faces a crisis of values, and a family wagers everything on an improbable quest for justice.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Up to Heaven and Down to Hell

Up to Heaven and Down to Hell

Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town Colin Jerolmack. / 09 / 27 / lycoming - county - frack - truck ... See Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018).

Author: Colin Jerolmack

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691241425

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A riveting portrait of a rural Pennsylvania town at the center of the fracking controversy Shale gas extraction—commonly known as fracking—is often portrayed as an energy revolution that will transform the American economy and geopolitics. But in greater Williamsport, Pennsylvania, fracking is personal. Up to Heaven and Down to Hell is a vivid and sometimes heartbreaking account of what happens when one of the most momentous decisions about the well-being of our communities and our planet—whether or not to extract shale gas and oil from the very land beneath our feet—is largely a private choice that millions of ordinary people make without the public's consent. The United States is the only country in the world where property rights commonly extend "up to heaven and down to hell," which means that landowners have the exclusive right to lease their subsurface mineral estates to petroleum companies. Colin Jerolmack spent eight months living with rural communities outside of Williamsport as they confronted the tension between property rights and the commonwealth. In this deeply intimate book, he reveals how the decision to lease brings financial rewards but can also cause irreparable harm to neighbors, to communal resources like air and water, and even to oneself. Up to Heaven and Down to Hell casts America’s ideas about freedom and property rights in a troubling new light, revealing how your personal choices can undermine your neighbors’ liberty, and how the exercise of individual rights can bring unintended environmental consequences for us all.
Categories: Social Science

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction

Eliza Griswold, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, 2019. The rural Pennsylvania town of Amity was excited when an energy company came to town and began paying off the residents. Single mother Stacey Haney ...

Author: Linda Maxie

Publisher: Spoon Creek Press

ISBN: 9798985923414

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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Trust a librarian to help you find books you’ll want to read Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction is a librarian’s A-list of nonfiction books organized by subject area—just like a library. Linda Maxie (Library Lin) combed through 65 best books lists going back a century. She reviewed tens of thousands of books, sorted them according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and selected an entire library’s worth for you to browse without leaving home. Here you’ll find • Summaries of outstanding titles in every subject • Suggestions for locating reading material specific to your needs and interests In this broad survey of all the nonfiction categories, you will find titles on everything from the A-bomb to Zen Buddhism. You might find yourself immersed in whole subject areas that you never thought you’d be interested in.
Categories: Reference

The New Princeton Companion

The New Princeton Companion

... Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City 2019 Eliza Griswold '95 (visiting professor, journalism), Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America Poetry 1936 Robert Tristram Coffin *1916, Strange Holiness ...

Author: Robert Durkee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691198743

Category: Education

Page: 584

View: 395

"The definitive single-volume compendium of all things Princeton"--
Categories: Education

A History of Energy Flows

A History of Energy Flows

48 Joann Wypijewski, “License to Drill,” a review of Eliza Griswald, “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America,” The New York Times Book Review (August 5, 2018): 13. 49 Russell Gold, “Oil and Gas Bubble Up All over ...

Author: Anthony N. Penna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429960741

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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This book presents a global and historical perspective of energy flows during the last millennium. The search for sustainable energy is a key issue dominating today’s energy regime. This book details the historical evolution of energy, following the overlapping and slow flowing transitions from one regime to another. In doing so it seeks to provide insight into future energy transitions and the means of utilizing sustainable energy sources to reduce humanity’s fossil fuel footprint. The book begins with an examination of the earliest and most basic forms of energy use, namely, that of humans metabolizing food in order to work, with the first transition following the domestication and breeding of horses and other animals. The book also examines energy sources key to development during the industrialization and mechanization, such as wood and coal, as well as more recent sources, such as crude oil and nuclear energy. The book then assesses energy flows that are at the forefront of sustainability, by examining green sources, such as solar, wind power and hydropower. While it is easy to see energy flows in terms of “revolutions,” transitions have taken centuries to evolve, and transitions are never fully global, as, for example, wood remains the primary fuel source for cooking in much of the developing world. This book not only demonstrates the longevity of energy transitions but also discusses the possibility for reducing transition times when technological developments provide inexpensive and safe energy sources that can reduce the dependency on fossil fuels. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, sustainable energy and environmental and energy history.
Categories: Nature

The Sustainability Communication Reader

The Sustainability Communication Reader

HBO Griswold E (2018b) Amity and prosperity: one family and the fracturing of America. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York Gullion JS (2015) Fracking the neighborhood: reluctant activists and natural ...

Author: Franzisca Weder

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783658318833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 748

The Textbook seeks for an innovative approach to Sustainability Communication as transdisciplinary area of research. Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are intended to transform the world as it is known, we seek for a multidisciplinary discussion of the role communication plays in realizing these goals. With complementing theoretical approaches and concepts, the book offers various perspectives on communication practices and strategies on an individual, organizational, institutional, as well as public level that contribute, enable (or hinder) sustainable development. Presented case studies show methodological as well as issue specific challenges in sustainability communication. Therefore, the book introduces and promotes innovative methods for this specific area of research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2022

... Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City James Forman Jr., Locking up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America Eliza Griswold, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America Greg Grandin, The End of the ...

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510766556

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 473

A 2021 USA Today Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2022 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2021 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: Special Feature: Coronavirus Status Report: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century. Statistical data and graphics across dozens of chapters show how the pandemic continues to affect the economy, work, family life, education, and culture. Special Feature: 20 Years in Afghanistan: The World Almanac provides history, data, and other context for the end of America's longest war and the future of Afghanistan and its people. 2021—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2021. 2021—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the sports world's ongoing adaptations to the coronavirus pandemic, and much more. 2021—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2021, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2021—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2021, from news and sports to pop culture. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Recent Sports Scandals: From a trash-can banging, sign-stealing scandal to the doping of horses and humans, World Almanac editors select some of the sports world's biggest black marks from the last 20 years. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. The Biden Administration: Complete coverage of the presidential transition in Washington, DC, including cabinet-level leadership and the filling of other key administration roles. Other New Highlights: First data available from the 2020 Census, congressional appropriation and redistricting, and much more.
Categories: Reference

Grassroots Environmentalism

Grassroots Environmentalism

American Journal of Sociology 98(3):555–95. Gottlieb, Robert. 2005. Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement. ... Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America.

Author: Suzanne Staggenborg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108478489

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 454

An inside look at how grassroots groups organize and develop strategies over seven years of participant observation in multiple organizations.
Categories: Political Science

Fueling Resistance

Fueling Resistance

The Contentious Political Economy of Biofuels and Fracking Kate J. Neville. Goldthau, Andreas, and Jan Martin Witte. 2010. ... Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Author: Kate J. Neville

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197535585

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 363

"This book explores how and why controversies over liquid biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) and hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") unfolded in surprisingly similar ways in the global North and South. In the early 2000s, the search was on for fuels that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, spur economic development in rural regions, and diversify national energy supplies. Biofuels and fracking took centre stage as promising commodities and technologies. But controversy quickly erupted. Global enthusiasm for these fuels, and the widespread projections for their production around the world, collided with local politics. Rural and remote places, such as coastal east Africa and Canada's Yukon territory, became hotbeds of contention in these new energy politics. Opponents of biofuels in Kenya and of fracking in the Yukon activated specific identities, embraced scale shifts across transnational networks, brokered relationships between disparate communities and interests, and engaged in contentious performances with symbolic resonance. To explain these convergent dynamics of contention and resistance, the book argues that the emergence of grievances and the mechanisms of mobilization that are used to resist new fuel technologies depend less on the type of energy developed than on intersecting elements of the political economy of energy--specifically finance, ownership, and trade relations. Taken together, the intersecting elements of the political economy of energy shape patterns of resistance in new energy frontiers"--
Categories: Political Science

Carbon Blues

Carbon Blues

Amity and Prosperity. One Family and the Fracturing of America. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2018. ... Scientific American, 26 October 2015. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/enron-knew-aboutclimate-almost-40-years-ago/.

Author: Mike Mason

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780228002178

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

View: 195

Climate change is the most serious crisis of our time. As history is being written in fire in California and Greece, in the warming waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and in the melting ice of the Arctic and Antarctica, Carbon Blues demystifies current debates on climate change, discussing everything from carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere caused by cars, coal, and oil to global warming and worsening natural disasters. A detailed examination of the history of climate change and its present and future consequences, Carbon Blues traces the essential economic importance of coal in the nineteenth century and oil in the twentieth, emphasizing the role of the automobile and the internal combustion engine in the dereliction of our planet. Exposing campaigns to mislead the public, Mike Mason reveals that the fatal consequences of CO2 and NO2 have been widely known for decades but successfully discounted and manipulated by the carbon lobby led by Exxon, BP, figures such as the Koch brothers, and democratically elected governments. The book underlines the disturbing truth: that despite current attempts to remediate climate change, the harm already done - melting polar ice and the warming and rising of the seas - will be virtually irreversible. As the fight against climate change comes to a head, Carbon Blues searches for fruitful ways forward.
Categories: Political Science