ExtrACTION & Environment TIG

From the Team

Within the ExtrACTION & Environment Topical Interest Group (TIG) we had several abstract submissions for sessions and for papers for the SfAA annual meeting in the Spring of 2023. As noted elsewhere, the deadline has been extended till October 31st and if you are still working on abstracts, please submit them as soon as possible.  We look forward to an exciting and stimulating meeting in Cincinnati.  We are planning some social and networking events as well, so stay tuned! Reach out to Anna Willow, willow.1@osu.edu, or Elisabeth Moolenaar, emoolenaar@regis.edu, if you want to be involved in planning

To join the ExtrACTION & Environment TIG and/or google group reach out to Anna Willow, willow.1@osu.edu, or Elisabeth Moolenaar, emoolenaar@regis.edu. You can find ExtrACTION & Environment on Facebook as well.

New (open access) publication on the experience of an “energy crisis” in the Groningen gas field while dealing with COVID 19.

Moolenaar, E. N., (2022) “"Not all crises are created equal": Online narratives about COVID-19 and induced earthquakes in the province of Groningen, The Netherlands”, Journal of Political Ecology 29(1), p.587–603. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jpe.5121

Across the pond, fracking is a serious and controversial topic in a Britain struggling with energy issues.  On October 20, Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned, on the heels of a raucous vote concerning a ban on fracking. Crunch Commons vote on fracking descends into farce | House of Commons | The Guardian

Recent articles from Britain include: 

‘We’re going all out for shale:’ explaining shale gas energy policy failure in the United Kingdom 
Michael Bradshaw a,*, Patrick Devine-Wright b, Darrick Evensen c, Owen King d, Abigail Martin e, Stacia Ryder b, Damien Short f, Benjamin K. Sovacool e, Paul Stretesky d, Anna Szolucha d,g, Laurence Williams
Available online 21 August 2021
2214-6296/© 2021 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Original research article

Induced seismicity or political ploy?: Using a novel mix of methods to identify multiple publics and track responses over time to shale gas policy change
P. Devine-Wright a,*, S. Ryder a, J. Dickie b, D. Evensen c, A. Varley b, L. Whitmarsh d, P. Bartie

And in New York, a new film entitled “The Town Who Shot the Sheriff” is in process:
“Stop the Pipeline, a group of local landowners and activists lead by the maverick lawyer Anne Marie Garti, takes on the fossil-fuel industry and develops new strategies and tactics that show the way for many other environmental groups allover the US. The group reveals and demonstrates the radical democratic potential of modern Americans’ connection to the land and their environment.

In an effort to inspire, the film highlights how far people are prepared to go – both past and present - to fight for their home, their heritage, and for justice." https://www.thetownthatshotthesheriff.com/about

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