31 Aug '14, 6am

@Dendrocnide @1EarthMedia @margokingston1 #CSG energy returned over energy invested, a big looser.

@Dendrocnide @1EarthMedia @margokingston1 #CSG energy returned over energy invested, a big looser.

Confidential image via shutterstock . Here’s The Script, in four despicable acts: Act 1. Fracking boom goes bust as production from shale gas and tight oil wells stalls out and lurches into decline. Act 2. Oil and gas industry loudly blames anti-fracking environmentalists and restrictive regulations. Act 3. Congress rolls back environmental laws. Act 4. Loosened regulations do little to boost actual oil and gas production, which continues to tank, but the industry wins the right to exploit marginal resources a little more cheaply than would otherwise have been the case. You can bet The Script is being written in operational detail right now at corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City and Houston, and in the offices of PR firms in New York and Boston. Each of its elements has the inevitability of events in a Shakespearean tragedy. It’s fairly clear that the fracking bubble w...

Full article: http://www.postcarbon.org/blog-post/2335069-blame-the-env...

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