Hydraulic Fracturing Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled by Dr. Elvin Delgado at Central Washington University.  Although it is biased toward the anti-frac side, it is a nonetheless excellent resource, and anyone interested in the topic should know both sides of the debate anyway.  We thank Dr. Delgado has graciously consented to our hosting it on this site.

Bibliography on Hydraulic Fracturing

AEA Technology, 2012. Support to the identification of potential risks for the environment and human health arising from hydrocarbons operations involving hydraulic fracturing in Europe, Brussels.

Anderson, Brooklynn J. and Gene L. Theodori. 2009. Local leaders’ perceptions of energy development in the Barnett Shale. Southern Rural Sociology 24(1):113-129.

Boersma, T., & *Johnson, C.* (2013). Twenty Years of US Experience — Lessons Learned for Europe. In C. Musialski, M. Altmann, S. Lechtenboehmer & W. Zittel (Eds.), *Shale Gas in Europe*. Devernter (Netherlands): Claeys & Casteels Law Publishers.

Boersma, T. and *Johnson, C. *(December 2012)*, Risks and Potentials of the Shale Gas Revolution Consequences for Markets and the Environment*, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, SWP Comments #39. [link<http://www.swp berlin.org/en/publications/swp-comments-en/swp-aktuelle details/article/risks_and_potentials_of_the_shale_gas_revolution.html>]

Boersma, T.,and *Johnson, C. *(2012). The Shale Gas Revolution: US and EU Policy and Research Agendas. *Review of Policy Research* 29(4): 570-576. [doi: 10.1111/j.15411338.2012.00575.x<http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1541-1338.2012.00575.x&gt;

Brasier, Kathryn J.; Matthew R. Filteau, Diane K. McLaughlin, Jeffrey Jaquet, Richard C.

Stedman, Timothy W. Kelsey, and Stephan J. Goetz. 2011. Residents’ perceptions of community and environmental impacts from development of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale: A comparison of Pennsylvania and New York Cases. Journal of Rural Social Science 26(1):32-61.

Cartwright, Elizabeth. 2013. Eco-risk and the case of fracking. In Sarah Strauss, Stephanie Rupp, and Thomas Love (eds.), Cultures of energy: Power, practices, technologies. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. Pp201-212.

De Rijke, Kim. 2013a. Hydraulically fractured: Unconventional gas and anthropology.  Anthropology Today 29(2):13-17.

De Rijke, Kim 2013b. The Agri-gas fields of Australia: Black soil, food and unconventional gas. Culture, Agriculture, Food, and Environment 35(1):41-53.

Entrekin, Sally, Michelle Evans-White, Brent Johnson, and Elisabeth Hagenbuch. 2011. Rapid expansion of natural gas development poses a threat to surface waters. Frontiers in Ecology 9(9):503–511.

Ferguson, James. 2005. Seeing like an oil company: Space, security, and global capital in neoliberal Africa. American Anthropologist 107(3):377-382.

Finewood, Michael H. and Laura J. Stroup. 2012. Fracking and the neoliberalization of the hydro-social cycle in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale. Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education 147(1):72–79.

Griswold, E., 2011. The Fracturing of Pennsylvania. The New York Times.

Groeger, L., 2012. What the Frack is in That Water? ProPublica. Available at: http://www.propublica.org/special/what-the-frack-is-in-that-water [Accessed September 12, 2012].

Holahan, R. and G. Arnold (2013). “An institutional theory of hydraulic fracturing policy.” Ecological Economics 94(0): 127-134. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800913002206

Holzman, David. 2011. Methane found in well water near fracking sites. Environmental Health Perspectives 119(7):a289

Howarth, Robert; Renee Santoro, and Anthony Ingraffea. 2010. Methane and the Greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas from shale formations. Climatic Change 105(4):679-690.

Hudgins, Anastasia. 2012. Fracking’s future in a coal mining past: Subjectivity undermined.  Culture, Agriculture, Food, and Environment 35(1):54-59.

Johnson, C. and T. Boersma (2013) “Energy (In)security in Poland? The case of shale gas” Energy Policy* 53: 389-399.  [link<http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.10.068>%5D

McGraw, Seamus. 2011. The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone. New York: Random House.

McKibben, Bill. 2011. The ugliest word in the English language: Fracking. Sojourners. June 20. http://sojo.net/blogs/2011/06/20/ugliest-word-english-language-fracking (accessed January 12, 2013).

Merrill, Thomas. 2013. Four questions about fracking. Case Western Reserve Law Review 63(4):970-993.

Osborn, Stephan G., Anver Vengosh, Nathaniel R. Warner, and Robert B. Jackson. 2011. Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing. PNAS 108(20):8172-8176.

Pearson, Thomas, Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin: Understanding Emerging Conflicts and Community Organizing. The Journal of Culture & Agriculture. Vol. 35 (1), pp. 30-40.

Penningroth S., Yarrow M., Figueroa, A. Bowen R., Delgado S. 2013. Community based risk assessment of water contamination from high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing. New Solutions. 23(1):137-166.

Pentland, W., 2013. Fracking Blamed For Widespread Death of Federally-Protected Fish in Kentucky. Forbes. Available at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/williampentland/2013/08/28/fracking-blamed-for-widespread-death-of-federally-protected-fish-in-kentucky/?ss=business:energy.

Perry, Simona L. 2011. Energy consequences and conflicts across the global countryside: North American agricultural perspectives. Forum on Public Policy 2011(2). http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/vol2011.no2/archivevol2011.no2/perry.pdf (accessed September 29, 2011).

Perry, Simona L. 2012. Development, Land Use and Collective Trauma: The Marcellus Shale Gas Boon in Rural Pennsylvania. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment 34(1):81-92.

Perry, Simona L. 2013. Using ethnography to monitor the community health implications of onshore unconventional oil and gas developments: Examples from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale. New Solutions 23(1):33-53.

Soraghan, M., 2012. Two-thirds of frack disclosures omit “secrets.” “EnergyWire” by E&E Publishing Ltd. Available at: http://www.eenews.net/public/energywire/2012/09/26/1.

Steinzor N., Subra W., Sumi L. 2013. Investigating links between shale gas development and health impacts through a community survey project in Pennsylvania. New Solutions 23(1):55-83.

Theodori, Gene L. 2009. Paradoxical perceptions of problems associated with unconventional natural gas development. Southern Rural Sociology 24(3):97-117.

Wilber, Tom. 2012. Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Wylie, Sara. 2011. Corporate bodies and chemical bonds: An STS analysis of natural gas development in the United States. Dissertation. MIT HASTS program. http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/69453

Other References

List by Carnegie Mellon


Fracking in Spain


Seven Reports on Fracking by the University of Michigan


Marcellus Shale Initiative Publications Database (Bucknell Universtiy)


Lehigh University (Marcellex)


Bloomberg – “Radiation in Pennsylvania Creek…”



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