11 Aug '11, 3pm

U.S. panel endorses fracking as its members are faulted for industry ties #fracking

11 Aug 2011: U.S. Panel Endorses Fracking As Members Are Faulted for Industry Ties A U.S. Energy Department advisory panel has issued a qualified endorsement of the controversial shale gas exploitation technique of hydraulic fracturing, but a group of scientists charges Forum: Just How Safe Is ‘Fracking’ of Natural Gas? New technologies for freeing natural gas from shale formations have led to a “fracking” boom across the U.S. In a Yale e360 forum , eight experts discuss whether it can be done without causing serious environmental harm. READ THE e360 REPORT that the panel’s recommendations are tainted because six of its seven members have current financial ties to the natural gas industry. The panel’s report says that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could be a productive way of extracting natural gas if the industry follows a set of strict guidelines. These include di...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/us_panel_endorses_fracking_as...

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