New Book Published by Walter Brasch – Plus Radio Show TONIGHT!
Water, M. Brasch, an award – winning journalist who specializes in social issues, has recently released his latest book entitled “Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster.” This book is a basic overview of economic, health, environmental, and political issues around fracking. It is is geared towards a general audience, with the hope that individuals “will dig deeper into areas that directly concern them and rally their friends and neighbors to help protect the health and environment of the people, wildlife, and natural vegetation.”
Read more about the book here, at Greeley and Stone, Publishers, website.
Though it refers to issues and cases from other parts of the country, this book is specifically focused on Pennsylvania’s recent fracking boom and the toxic and insidious relationship between the industry and Pennsylvania’s governmental officials, most specifically Governor Corbett, and Michael Krancer, the head of the Department of Environmental Protection.
While cities, states, and countries are either banning fracking or suspending it until a full health and environmental analysis can be completed, Pennsylvania under the Tom Corbett Administration is “handing out permits almost like popcorn in a theater,” says Diane Siegmund, a psychologist from Towanda, the county seat of Bradford County, site of where more than 2,000 gas wells (conventional and non-conventional) are located… Between Jan. 1, 2005, and Nov. 2, 2012, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued 11,957 permits, and denied only 44 requests to construct unconventional gas wells. – From Fracking Pennsylvania’s Press Information
UPCOMING EVENTS WITH WALTER BRASCH:
LISTEN TONIGHT! 7:30-8:25 p.m., EDT, Tuesday, March 19: “At Odds” will be livestreamed. Walter Brasch will discuss issues about fracking and First Amendment rights.
To ORDER THIS BOOK (10% discount) or to learn more about Walter Brasch’s previous work, visit his website.