The Guardian Long Read: How America's 'most reckless' billionaire created the fracking boom

Bethany McLean
August 30, 2018

The wild tale of America’s energy revolution, and the cowboy who made and lost billions on shale.

Read the story now via theguardian.com

This peice is an edited excerpt from "Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking And How It's Changing the World" by Bethany McLean, which will be published by Columbia Global Reports on September 12, 2018.

 

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