Annotated Bibliography-CG

Source 1:

Tom Wilbur, Under the Surface : Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, Cornell University Press, 2012-5-08

This source chronicles the coming of the landmen and shale rush into Pennsylvania in the late 2000s. It provides a lot of insight into the growth of the fracking and shale gas industry into Pennsylvania. The book also contains the account of different families and their dealings with the gas companies, so it should be provide a eyewitness ground-level perspective, both in dealing with potential pollution and the sale of their land. It should help me answer my question of, is fracking worth it?

Source 2:

Rinaldi, Richard. “Fracturing the Keystone: Why Fracking in Pennsylvania Should Be Considered an Abnormally Dangerous Activity.” Widener Law Journal, vol. 24, no. 2, June 2015, pp. 385–432. EBSCOhost,

This article provides a unique angle, in that it originates from a legal journal journal. As such, it provides a perspective on the legal impacts of land and pollution on residents land, as well as their recourse, and gas companies liabilities, or lack thereof, of their activities. This article will be essential in analyzing the impact hydraulic fracturing has had on residents.