28 Sep '11, 3pm
Israel Prepares to Frack Its Water Supply Exploiting Oil Shale
Israel Prepares to Frack Its Water Supply Exploiting Oil Shale Israel is looking to get in on the oil shale - tar sands act, BBC News reports. The article, though mentioning environmental concerns about this so-called unconventional source of oil, essentially soft peddles these and instead focuses on how much oil could be extracted: "Israel is sitting on enough shale to produce around four billion barrels of oil, enough at today's usage to keep the country in oil for more than 40 years." Here's the kicker, the inevitable political and environmental justice flashpoint: View the entire comment thread.