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Amity and prosperity : one family and the fracturing of America / Eliza Griswold.

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Coldwater Branch 363.73 GRI (Text) 35401425125456 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 1250215072
  • ISBN: 9781250215079
  • Physical Description: xviii, 318 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Picador edition.
  • Publisher: New York, Picador, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315).
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"Stacey Haney, a lifelong resident of Amity, Pennsylvania, is struggling to support her children when the fracking boom comes to town. Like most of her neighbors, she sees the energy companies' payments as a windfall. Soon trucks are rumbling down her unpaved road and a fenced-off fracking site rises on adjacent land. But her annoyance gives way to concern and then to fear as domestic animals and pets begin dying and mysterious illnesses strike her family - despite the companies' insistence that nothing is wrong. Griswold masterfully chronicles Haney's transformation into an unlikely whistle-blower as she launches her own investigation into corporate wrongdoing. As she takes her case to court, Haney inadvertently reveals the complex rifts in her community and begins to reshape its attitudes toward outsiders, corporations, and the federal government. " --
Subject: Hydraulic fracturing > Political aspects > Pennsylvania.
Gas wells > Hydraulic fracturing > Environmental aspects > Pennsylvania > Amity (Washington County : Township)
Gas wells > Hydraulic fracturing > Environmental aspects > Pennsylvania > Prosperity.
Amity (Washington County, Pa. : Township) > Social conditions.
Prosperity (Pa.) > Social conditions.

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