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“This is another book that is a must-read for anyone wishing to know the truth – both positive and negative – about fracking and the shale business in the United States and globally.” ~ David Blackmon, Editor of Shale Magazine and contributor to Forbes.com
“The Shale Controversy has it all: politics, science, economics, history, geography, geology. I could keep adding to the list, but in summary, this book looks at the oil/gas and environmental predicament through several lenses.” ~ Terri Koontz, College Biology Professor, Albuquerque
“I have only heard the hype about fracking in the past and would say I was skeptical at best. Reading The Shale Controversy has given me a wealth of information on the subject. It is an enjoyable and not difficult read which is surprising as the subject is very technical. . . . I highly recommend The Shale Controversy if you want an expert’s view.” ~ Robyn Wilde Hood, Fashion Quality Manager, Adelaide, Australia
If you want truth and not media hype, this is your book. Dr. Palmer is a known shale-fracking expert who is brutally honest about the significant drawbacks but also clear about the incredible potential of shale. I disagree on the role of fracking relative to global warming because I’m a climate change skeptic. But I highly recommend this book.” ~ William B. Collier, Professor of Chemistry, ORU, Tulsa
“It was hard to put the book down. I would highly recommend FracMan to anyone who would enjoy an inspiring Christian story with a bit of romance and insight into the potential connections between fracking and earthquakes in the shale-gas/oil industry.” ~ Debbie Loftin, Reservoir Engineer, Durango, Colorado.
“After all these years I finally have an idea what fracking really is and the correlation to earthquakes. With the wonderful love story aside..” ~ Brian Morrison, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilot/Superintendent, Albuquerque
“Ian is at his best when describing how people resolve spiritual differences as they strive to make their relationship work.” ~ Garrick Little, R&D Chemist (ret), Lincoln, Nebraska.
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