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Lessons from the Framing Contest over UK Shale Development

Impotence and Austerity in Environmental Politics

Laurence Williams

benefits, and the climate change benefits of shale gas as a “bridging fuel” appear to be fairly common across these contexts, the latter is less prominent in the US ( Bomberg 2017a ). Similarly, framing hydraulic fracturing as a low-risk activity that is

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The Ordering of Green Values

Ecological Justification in Public Fracking Controversies in Germany and Poland

Claudia Foltyn, Reiner Keller, and Matthias S. Klaes

Modes of Justification in Public Fracking Controversies Beginning in the first decade of the twenty-first century, using hydraulic fracturing techniques to extract shale gas raised strong concerns and disputes about environmental risks

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Introduction: What is Fracking a Case of?

Theoretical Lessons from European Case Studies

Roberto Cantoni, Claudia Foltyn, Reiner Keller, and Matthias S. Klaes

When we started to plan this special issue, shale gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) as a technology and its related social conflicts seemed to be—except in very few countries, such as the United States—an environmental issue in

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The Regime of Invisibility in Closed Spaces of Debate

How and Why Shale Gas Was Perceived as a Non-Problem for Almost a Year in France

Sébastien Chailleux and Philippe Zittoun

been unaware of the actual implications of what he was signing, and he regretted a hasty and uninformed decision. In late December 2010, the first reactions began and swift mobilization was initiated, leading to a ban on hydraulic fracturing in July

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“We Do Not Exist”

Illness, Invisibility, and Empowerment of Communities Struck by the Fracking Boom

Kristen M. Schorpp

approaches to investigate the emergence of fracking—or hydraulic fracturing—in the US, both authors shed light on the exploitation of American communities by natural gas and oil companies, which amount to devastating and widespread health problems. While

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Stephen J. Silvia

eastern region including parts of Brandenburg, Saxony, and Saxony-Anhalt. Finding alternatives to nuclear power and lignite is a major challenge for German policy-makers. In 2017, the Germany government enacted a permanent ban on hydraulic fracturing (a

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Fracking and Democracy in the United Kingdom

The Dark Side of Egalitarianism

Anna Szolucha

earthquakes in her area near Blackpool in Lancashire ( Green et al. 2012 ). Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial method of gas exploration and extraction: large volumes of water mixed with sand and chemicals are pumped underground under high

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Rethinking Adaptation

Emotions, Evolution, and Climate Change

Debra J. Davidson

unfamiliar practices. On the other hand, certain emotionally disruptive personal experiences, such as exposure to the impacts of industrial activities like hydraulic fracturing, can lead to significant levels of reflexivity, even in cultural contexts that are

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Damaging Environments

Land, Settler Colonialism, and Security for Indigenous Peoples

Wilfrid Greaves

); Indigenous-led protests and blockades across Canada against bitumen sands, pipelines, and hydraulically fractured natural gas ( Bowles and Veltmeyer 2014 ; Greaves 2013 ; Howe 2015 ; Le Billon and Carter 2012 ; Preston 2013 ); Sámi-led protests against

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Shubhi Sharma, Rachel Golden Kroner, Daniel Rinn, Camden Burd, Gregorio Ortiz, John Burton, Angus Lyall, Pierre du Plessis, Allison Koch, Yvan Schulz, Emily McKee, Michael Berman, and Peter C. Little

-economic network in the state. It quickly becomes apparent which historical events, political institutions, and technological advances embed Texas in its fossil fuel economy and culture. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are the most