John Graves tackles a controversial topic with Fracking: America’s Alternative Energy Revolution

New book untangles the economics, science, and the politics of fracking for the curious and concerned layman. Author beautifully lays out both sides of the argument and depends upon the scientific research to outline the facts.
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Jan. 7, 2013 - PRLog -- Troy, New York -- There are few issues in America right now as divisive as fracking — the process of using high pressure salt water to pull oil and gas from the deep rock beneath our feet.

With his new book, Fracking: America’s Alternative Energy Revolution (John Graves, ISBN: 978-0-9838731-0-5, $24.00), award-winning author John Graves aims to set the record straight about the economics, the science and the politics of this exciting new energy source.

Graves, a dedicated world traveler with over 80 different countries’ stamps in his passport, met with workers on fracking rigs, toured training facilities, examined pipelines and visited with CEOs, environmental lawyers and documentary filmmakers in an effort to unearth as much information as possible.

Written in a clear, straightforward style, Fracking is aimed at readers who feel lost amid the hard science of the oil and gas industry and the rhetoric of anti-fracking groups.

Graves is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant; and author of the popular investment guide The 7% Solution: You Can Afford a Comfortable Retirement. His interest in fracking was spurred by the potential dividends he saw for his clients.

But through his research he discovered dividends for America as well.

In Fracking, Graves cites the creation of 1.7 million jobs since 2005; the reduction of 450 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, directly resulting from replacing coal with fracked natural gas in electricity generation; and the energy independence gained by relying on indigenous resources rather than imported ones.

Graves also points out growing rates of capital creation for shareholders, landowners and municipalities; and dramatically increased tax revenues at state and federal levels.

Graves is ready to discuss Fracking — the book and the process — in detail. He says that America’s newest heroes are the young roughnecks manning the new high-tech rigs, “the big boys with their big toys.”

“There’s a revolution in America,” according to John Graves on his website, “and it’s called fracking.”

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To arrange an interview with the author, or to request a review copy, contact Nicole Riley at New Shelves Distribution –, (518) 261-1300.

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