At Issue: Pipelines and Politics, 1st Edition

  • Lisa Idzikowski
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  • ISBN-10: 1534501983
  • ISBN-13: 9781534501980
  • DDC: 388.50973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 152 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Fossil fuels are a valuable commodity at the forefront of national and international politics. Pipelines can create jobs and economic growth, not to mention delivering a commodity to people who need it. What happens when there is conflict about the land through which a pipeline travels? Such conflicts can lead to protests, stoppages, and even war. Readers of this comprehensive volume, which explores the topic from a multitude of angles, will learn how a simple pipeline can have enormous geopolitical ramifications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the At Issue Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Complex Network of Pipelines Successfully Transports Natural Gas.
2: Will the Dakota Access Pipeline Threaten Water Supplies?.
3: Negative Effects Outweigh Benefits of Keystone XL Pipeline.
4: Delivering Natural Gas to the Consumer.
5: All Methods of Oil Transport Have Risks and Benefits.
6: Energy Technologies Favored by Climate Skeptics Can Reduce Emissions.
7: Pipelines Are the Safest Way to Transport Oil and Natural Gas.
8: Pipeline Spills Create Economic Opportunity—but at What Cost?.
9: Aging Pipelines Are Accidents Waiting to Happen.
10: Explaining the Protests Over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
11: Destructive Effects Linger After Oil Spill.
12: Raw, Corrosive Tar Sands Oil Is Cause for Concern.
13: The Trump Administration Poses a Threat to the Planet.
14: Canadian Economic Prosperity Depends on Oil Sands.
15: Offshore Oil Production Could Alleviate Poverty for Indigenous People.
16: Less Energy Consumption Is the Answer.
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