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dc.contributor.supervisor Peyton, Jonathan (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Hlushko, Kaela-Mae
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-26T20:29:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-26T20:29:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32649
dc.description.abstract Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has arrived in southwestern Manitoba enabling oil companies to drill in formally inaccessible and uneconomic areas on the fringes of the Bakken Shale. My study analyzes the regulatory framework, assessment regime, and potential political-ecological and socioeconomic effects of new fracking technologies in Manitoba. I look beyond fracking as a technical exercise, engaging with it as a situated lived experience. Through purposive qualitative interviews with those affected by the industry, immersion in the field and an evaluation of grey literature studies, I describe the attitudes and realities of people living amidst the fracking boom. I ultimately unfold the narrative of fracking in the province to reveal a neoliberal program that I argue puts economic and technical desires above public health and environmental concerns. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Fracking en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.title Fracking Futures: Political-Ecological and Socioeconomic Realities in Southwestern Manitoba’s Oil Field en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Li, Fabiana (Anthropology) Driedger, Michelle (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2017 en_US


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