In 2006, the US was running out of energy. Then came the Frackers, solving America’s dependence on imported energy and reshuffling international power.
Ambitious and headstrong, these few pioneers—some without degrees or backgrounds in geology—risked their livelihoods in the stubborn search under the soil. What they found transformed the nation, and the world. They tapped massive energy deposits that had always been overlooked, triggering seismic environmental controversy, unleashing furious opposition and making and losing astonishing fortunes.
With exclusive access, award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman chronicles their untold story for the first time. From the barren fields of North Dakota to pickup trucks in Texas and boardrooms on Wall Street, The Frackers follows the men behind it all and explores just how dangerous fracking really is.
About the Author
Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal. He writes about big financial trades, hedge funds, private-equity firms and other investing and business topics.
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