New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

This month we’ve seen a lot of stories on fracking, hydraulic fracturing to get natural gas from shale. Among these, an EPA statement on water pollution, a report on earthquakes happening in unusual areas, fights over which government...

This month we’ve seen a lot of stories on fracking, hydraulic fracturing to get natural gas from shale. Among these, an EPA statement on water pollution, a report on earthquakes happening in unusual areas, fights over which government controls the land and how shareholders get information on fracking risks that landowners don’t. Shale natural gas accounts for 27 percent of natural gas production in the U.S. And natural gas provides a large part of this country’s energy needs. With jobs, energy and the impact on the environment, Diane and her guests look at new concerns over hydraulic fracturing.

Guests

Ian Urbina

investigative reporter, The New York Times.

Dusty Horwitt

senior council, the Environmental Working Group.

Bill Leith

manager of the Advanced National Seismic System at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Lee Fuller

vice president of government relations for the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

Peter Robertson

senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs of America's Natural Gas Alliance

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