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The Energy Potential of Fracking

jdeal217 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 12:53 AM
Continued / In Africa, their reputation is appalling. This is the straightforward response of a simple South African, to a very carefully crafted piece of PR. Shell cares not a jot about South Africans, with or without electricity. In the two years that we have withstood Shell, and challenged the truthfulness of their claims, they have never once said – or admitted – “Shell is here for the money”. Whether there is shale gas or not, whether it can be extracted or not – Shell will leave SA when it suits them. They are completely prepared to sell their special blend of environmental risk and damage to our government to meet their corporate objectives. continued/

Say you were a politician, and there was a domestic energy source available that’s clean and abundant. One that has the potential to create new jobs and revitalize local economies. Would you do more to encourage it?

Silly question, you may be thinking. Why wouldn’t you do more to encourage it?

Well, this scenario is more than just hypothetical. I’m talking about natural gas, which is proving in these energy-hungry times to be more of a boon every day. The United States has plenty of it, and thanks to technological advancements in directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”), it’s more...