fracking (page 8)

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    The Anti-Energy President vs. the Poor

    “The policy of the Obama administration has been not to increase the energy supplies that are so critical to our nation’s economic health, but to limit them, to increase energy prices, and to make energy more expensive,” Pete DuPont writes today in The Wall Street Journal. DuPont lists several…
    Jon Sanders, March 30, 2012
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    Irish Times on America’s fracking revolution

    A fantastic piece. Some highlights: It took several modifications, but with every improvement they made, Mitchell and his team edged closer to the goal of making it economically viable to produce shale gas. By switching to fresh water from a gel substance they had initially started out using, they…
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2012
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    A quick overview of fracking in North Carolina

    The issue of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is finally getting a serious look in North Carolina, the only state that bans it. Here are several sources of information for North Carolinians interested in fracking’s impact on jobs and economic growth as well as on energy and the environment: Economic Impacts Jon…
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2012
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    DENR draft report: fracking can be done safely in NC

    WRAL has the story: After an extensive study of energy exploration in North Carolina, state environmental officials said Friday that a controversial method of natural gas drilling can be done safely if regulations are put in place first. Much of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’…
    Jon Sanders, March 16, 2012
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    Fracking’s promises of jobs and economic growth are too compelling to ignore

    My newsletter this week talks about energy crises, past and present, and traces what the discovery of oil and the discovery of commercially viable methods of hydraulic fracturing have in common. Then it discusses what fracking means for North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, March 9, 2012
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    DOE Subcommittee Releases Report on Hydraulic Fracturing

    Fracking is a process that allows the recovery of natural gas and oil from deep shale formations. The United States Department of Energy’s natural gas subcommittee just released a draft report (PDF) on hydraulic fracturing. The committee, which was charged with making recommendations on fracking, will…
    Daren Bakst, August 17, 2011