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The Fracking Truth:America's Energy Revolution: America's Energy Revolution: the Inside, Untold Story Hardcover – June 15, 2014
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Faulkner points out with numbers and charts that solar and wind are not ready for prime time. Both require backups because wind and sun are not constant; energy produced by these “clean” energy methods can’t be stored. Fracking critics also seem to forget that solar and wind are not benign. Both require petroleum to be manufactured and transported. Both produce significant toxic waste products; wind turbines kill millions of bats and birds including bald eagles.
Chris Faulkner is a self-styled environmentalist and president /chief executive of Breitling Energy Corporation. This energy expert and sought after speaker details the ins and outs of fracking in The Fracking Truth hoping to convince the reader that fracking-environmentalist is not an oxymoron. Though it’s obvious on which side of the fracking debate Faulkner sits, his book is even handed and fair, pointing out the benefits of fracking while addressing and recognizing the objections of those in the other camp.Read more ›
Fracking is one of the major controversies of our time. Many people see the subject as a war between Environmentalists and Energy Mongers. What Chris Faulkner accomplishes in his well-designed (with plentiful graphs, data, tables and photographs) accessible, exceedingly well documented rebuttal to those who would condemn fracking as a major threat to our globe is to present the positive aspects of fracking as a means of becoming energy independent from the OPEC countries' oil dealing. For some this will be an introduction to the topic - defining fracking, how it is done, what it produces, and the benefits of using it as a manner to tap the supply of energy that lies beneath the surface of the globe. As with all controversial subject, it is well to hear the proponents of both sides of the debate rather than being steered by sensationalists (on both sides!Read more ›
Publisher: Platform Press
Many of us shudder when we hear the term “fracking,” and without knowing exactly what it means, we immediately conjure something that is atrocious and a frightening threat to groundwater supplies and the environment. No doubt, this has been fueled in large part by the media and environmental activists that have their own agendas and consequently are not presenting us with the entire picture.
In addition, there is a lack of transparency emanating from the oil and petroleum industry that has contributed to our misconception of fracking, how it is done, the safety precautions being taken and the chemicals being used. As we can all appreciate, the world is never just black and white, right or wrong, one way or another. Is there another side to the fracking story? Is fracking safe? We must always strive to view matters from as many points as possible and this is exactly what Chris Faulkner sets out to do in his The Fracking Truth: America's Energy Revolution: The Inside, Untold Story.
Faulkner is the President and CEO of Breitling Energy Corporation. In 2004 he designed an advanced exploration software program to identify resource plays that would have easily been undetected using traditional methods. Although Faulkner is a strong proponent of fracking, he is also a vocal advocate of environmentally friendly and socially responsible development of oil and gas resources. His company's software, EnviroFrac evaluates the necessity and environmental safety of additives used in the process of hydraulic fracturing. And as he informs us, Breitling has eliminated 25% of the additives used in its frack fluids and is striving for 100% reuse or recycling of water used in fracking.Read more ›
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Many useful insights to the industry but light on criticisms of fraking - especially earthquakes in drilling areas.Published 10 months ago by Paul Gebolys
While loosely accurate, i.e. he describes himself as not from an olfield background, Chris Faulknetr makes three fundamental errors in his book:
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Chris Faulkner has done a masterful job describing developmental history, economic, environmental, and global strategic significance of a front page world changing reality.Published 14 months ago by Tom Graham
Hardly the whole truth about fracking. The author expresses doubts both about global warming and also the ecological damage that has been caused by fracking. Read morePublished 14 months ago by I.O.Pine
This book gets better as the pages go by. Chris Faulkner, who is the founder and CEO of Breitling Oil and Gas out of Dallas, Texas explains in rather simple terms how fracking... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Connie
First of all, my one star rating doesn't mean I "hate" this book (the Amazon label), it just means that I think its content is very flawed. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alpha Factor 3
This is a marvelous little book that explains clearly, briefly, and in understandable language how the United States went from steadily increasing energy imports to the soon to... Read morePublished 15 months ago by FredTownWard
Concise presentation of facts and opinions about the revolutionary technology of fracking.Published 15 months ago by W. McConnell