Book Discussion: Tom Wilber ~ Under the Surface

Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale

RHINEBECK, NY – On Fri day, May 4th, at 7:30pm, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt.9), Rhinebeck, will host a discussion and signing with Tom Wilber, author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale.

Running from southern West Virginia through eastern Ohio, across central and northeast Pennsylvania, and into New York through the Southern Tier and the Catskills, the Marcellus Shale formation underlies a sparsely populated region that features striking landscapes, critical watersheds, and a struggling economic base. It also contains one of the world’s largest supplies of natural gas, a resource that has been dismissed as inaccessible-until recently.  Under the Surface is the first book-length journalistic overview of shale gas development and the controversies surrounding it.
 
Tom Wilber has spent years interviewing key players and local residents on all sides of the Marcellus Shale issue, first as a reporter covering business, health, and environmental issues for Gannet Corporation’s Central New York Newspaper Group (including the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin) and later while preparing this book. Follow his blog at  www.tomwilber.blogspot.com.
 
For more information please call Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500, events@oblongbooks.com,