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Author Examines Both Sides Of The Fracking Debate In New Book

Fracking on the Haynesville Shale near Shreveport, Louisiana.
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 Author Daniel Raimi began his journey studying natural gas and oil development in Durham. While interning at a state agency, he wrote a report about the potential for shale gas development in North Carolina. Since then, he has visited every major oil and gas producing region of the country to examine the local impacts of shale production.

His new book, “The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution” (Columbia University Press/2017), examines both sides of the oil and gas development issue. He tackles basic questions about the industry, from the environmental impacts to the health impacts.

Host Frank Stasio talks to Raimi about the benefits and risks of the so-called shale revolution.

Raimi will be doing book talks and signings on Thursday, January 25, on the Duke University campus and at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham.

 

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.