“It is refreshing to have such contentious issues sieved through Mr. Sernovitz’s inquisitive mind, balancing the most pessimistic and optimistic visions of change...”
— Philip Delves Boughton, The Wall Street Journal
"Sernovitz, a longtime oil industry expert... brings a lively eye to the field of fracking."
— Matthew Wald, The New York Times
“The Green and the Black is well balanced, reporting accurately and entertainingly on the attitudes and beliefs of oilmen and environmentalists about fracking and the oil industry in general.”
— Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books
"An engaging writer with a irrepressible sense of humor... The book is like a mash-up of The Daily Show and a National Geographic special."
— David Godschalk, Urban Land