Book ID: CBB263169855

Unnatural resources: Energy and environmental politics in Appalachia after the 1973 oil embargo (2019)

unapi

Camp, Michael (Author)


University of Pittsburgh Press


Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 192
Language: English

Unnatural Resources explores the intersection of energy production and environmental regulation in Appalachia after the oil embargo of 1973. The years from 1969 to 1973 saw the passage of a number of laws meant to protect the environment from human destruction, and they initially enjoyed broad public popularity. However, the oil embargo, which caused lines and fistfights at gasoline stations, refocused Americans' attention on economic issues and alerted Americans to the dangers of relying on imported oil. As a drive to increase domestic production of energy gained momentum, it soon appeared that new environmental regulations were inhibiting this initiative. A backlash against environmental regulations helped inaugurate a bipartisan era of market-based thinking in American politics and discredited the idea that the federal government had a constructive role to play in addressing energy issues. This study connects political, labor, and environmental history to contribute to a growing body of literature on the decline of the New Deal and the rise of pro-market thinking in American politics.

...More
Reviewed By

Review Anthony N. Stranges (January 2022) Review of "Unnatural resources: Energy and environmental politics in Appalachia after the 1973 oil embargo". Technology and Culture (pp. 274-276). unapi

Review Michele Morrone (October 2021) Review of "Unnatural resources: Energy and environmental politics in Appalachia after the 1973 oil embargo". Environmental History (pp. 800-802). unapi

Review Robert Lifset (2021) Review of "Unnatural resources: Energy and environmental politics in Appalachia after the 1973 oil embargo". American Historical Review (pp. 1665-1666). unapi

Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB263169855/

Similar Citations

Article Cheng Li; Yanjun Liu; (2020)
Selling Forestry Revolution: The Rhetoric of Afforestation in Socialist China, 1949–61 (/isis/citation/CBB210651193/)

Book David Bond; (2022)
Negative Ecologies: Fossil Fuels and the Discovery of the Environment (/isis/citation/CBB856832723/)

Article Marten Boon; (Spring 2019)
A Climate of Change? The Oil Industry and Decarbonization in Historical Perspective (/isis/citation/CBB981995095/)

Article Charles Halvorson; (Spring 2019)
Deflated Dreams: The EPA's Bubble Policy and the Politics of Uncertainty in Regulatory Reform (/isis/citation/CBB066968357/)

Book Samuel P. Hanes; (2019)
The Aquatic Frontier: Oysters and Aquaculture in the Progressive Era (/isis/citation/CBB514942004/)

Book Wilko Graf von Hardenberg; Matthew Kelly; Claudia Leal; Emily Wakild; (2017)
The Nature State: Rethinking the History of Conservation (/isis/citation/CBB098245567/)

Book Carl Death; (2016)
The Green State in Africa (/isis/citation/CBB850595474/)

Book David Vogel; (2018)
California Greenin': How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader (/isis/citation/CBB569183355/)

Book Andrew Reeves; (2019)
Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian carp crisis (/isis/citation/CBB515478773/)

Book Tom Philpott; (2020)
Perilous Bounty: The looming collapse of American farming and how we can prevent it (/isis/citation/CBB168245542/)

Book Stephen J. Pyne; (2020)
To the last smoke: An anthology (/isis/citation/CBB657138419/)

Book Byron E. Pearson; (2019)
Saving Grand Canyon : Dams, deals, and a noble myth (/isis/citation/CBB033650339/)

Article Swanson, Drew A.; Steven Stoll; Kathryn Newfont; Joyce Barry; Timothy Silver; (2021)
Forum: Appalachia’s Environmental History (/isis/citation/CBB155125023/)

Article Kathryn Newfont; (January 2021)
Understory Environmental History: Learning from the Appalachian Commons (/isis/citation/CBB758603464/)

Book Charles Blanchard; (2021)
The Extraction State: A History of Natural Gas in America (/isis/citation/CBB393886172/)

Book Thomas Robertson; Richard P. Tucker; Nicholas B. Breyfogle; Peter Mansoor; (2020)
Nature at War: American Environments and World War II (/isis/citation/CBB159359594/)

Article Brian Frehner; (2017)
Gasland; FrackNation; and Fracking: The New Energy Rush (Film Forum) (/isis/citation/CBB060239550/)

Book Horace Kephart; Claxton, Mae Miller; George Frizzell; (2020)
Horace Kephart : writings (/isis/citation/CBB154285362/)

Book Derek R. Larson; (2016)
Keeping Oregon Green: Livability, Stewardship, and the Challenges of Growth, 1960–1980 (/isis/citation/CBB268188691/)

Article Graeme Wynn; (2020)
Framing an Ecology of Hope (/isis/citation/CBB879465951/)

Authors & Contributors
Newfont, Kathryn
Breyfogle, Nicholas B.
Frehner, Brian
Joyce, Barry Alan
Larson, Derek R.
Pearson, Byron E.
Journals
Environmental History
Business History Review
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Bloomsbury Publishing
ECW Press
Oregon State University Press
Princeton University Press
Routledge
Concepts
Environmental history
Environmental policy
Public policy
Energy resources and technologies
Regulation
Science and politics
People
Carter, Jimmy
Mao, Zedong
Reagan, Ronald
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
Modern
Places
United States
Appalachian region (North America)
Africa
California (U.S.)
China
North America
Institutions
Sierra Club
United States. Environmental Protection Agency
American Society for Environmental History
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment