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Ezra Levant is a lawyer, journalist, and political activist, and a talk host for SUN TV. He is the author of The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies, and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr, Shakedown: How Our Government Is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights, which won the Writers' Trust and Samara's Best Canadian Political Book of the Last 25 Years, and Ethical Oil, winner of the National Business Book Award. He lives in Toronto. The author lives in Toronto.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Signal; 1st Edition edition (May 13, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771046448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771046445
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.1 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,266,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is more of a screed than an informative book. I am from Texas, conservative, I have a college degree with a minor in Petroleum Engineering, and I support Fracking all the way. However this book veers into the bar ditch to attack Arabs, the Left, and everyone else (except Isreal - who has nothing to do with fracking but is mentioned in the book nonetheless) even when it has nothing to do with fracking. I really wanted a scholarly book that intelligently discusses the topics surrounding fracking, and so far I am still looking...
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A well-argued thesis that clears up a lot of misinformation about fracking and its benefits to the economy and the environment. While environmentalists make claims, the author here provides proof. Of particular note is the scene by scene debunking of the HBO movie, "Gasland" that created the hysteria that made the technique controversial. If you ever want to win an argument with someone over fracking, no stone is unturned here. The writing style is very entertaining while articulating the issues in dispute over fracking. Law makers and policy advisors nationwide need to read this before reacting knee-jerk fashion to the environmental movement which the book establishes is funded by middle-eastern oil interests who do not want the United States to be energy independent. The issues in the book likewise clarify much of the motivation behind Russian invasions. Russia provides most of Europe's natural gas and fracking promises to make much of Europe energy independent too. The book is loaded with viewpoints on issues you never thought deeply about, but should be exposed to even if you disagree. A real eye-opener on many issues.
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Mr. Levant made a clear and convincing case for fracking. He explained the economic benefits of fracking for this country as well as the possible economic and political benefits for countries like Lithuania, Bulgaria and Poland who are presently paying high prices for natural gas to Russia. In addition, Mr. Levant explained why the practice of fracking does not contaminate ground water as well as testifying to the full disclosure of all chemicals used in fracking. My only criticism of his presentation is that he was not supportive of the development of renewable energy. I personally think that our country will be stronger and more self reliant by developing all forms of energy.
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Ezra Levant has written two well researched books on energy. Groundswell and Ethical Oil. His arguments are very persuasive that the current movement to develop both the Alberta Oil Sands and Shale Gas world wide will improve the lot of Mankind and be instrumental in freeing the world from Energy Despots. The book is an eye opener.
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Lavant hits the nail on the head. There is way more to the anti fracking movement than a concern for the environment. That's just the wool being pulled over the eyes of the well meaning but uninformed. Using a seemingly noble cause covers up the real agenda - maintaining a balance of political power. Living in a region with shale, I have witnessed this repeatedly. Lavant explains how this same scenario plays out in a dozen different countries. This book is a must for anyone who is not sure what the truth is when it comes to fracking. You won't hear this side of the story from the mainstream media, so read the book!
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Just finished it and I am reading it again! Great! Those who want to know the TRUTH about fracking should read it. It means more JOBS and more fuel for America. Fracking is not new, it has been used since the 1940s. And our water is safe despite what some may report.
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The new book Groundswell is a highly recommended read.
It is more an economics and politics book than a science treatise, and there are plenty of issues in fracking economics and politics to discuss. In an easy conversational writing style, Ezra Levant powerfully debunks a litany of myths regularly asserted by anti-fracking activists.

New Promise for Proven Technique
Levant quickly dismisses the idea that hydraulic fracturing is anything new, noting the technique was first used on a vertical well in 1947 by Standard Oil and Gas Corporation, which patented the process in 1949. He also provides an illuminating discussion of horizontal drilling, which has gone hand-in-hand with hydraulic fracturing to launch our nation’s recent oil and natural gas renaissance.
Levant provides a bent-straw analogy to explain how a drill string turns over and ends up drilling horizontally, following a shale seam for thousands of feet instead of vertically for hundreds of feet. The modern process was first tried 10 years ago in a well in the Barnett Shale in Texas.
Levant notes fracking has revived America’s oil and natural gas industries, turning the United States into the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. The word “revolution” is tossed around liberally, but it truly fits our natural gas renaissance. He quotes a 2013 Goldman Sachs report stating fracking will give the United States an economic advantage in the world energy market for years to come.
Of greater importance, the Goldman Sachs report recognizes it is not just energy we are talking about, but also the positive impact of affordable and abundant energy on steel, metals, chemicals, infrastructure, and other industries that are massive users of energy.
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