16 Jan '12, 3am

TIME Magazine Calls Fracking the Biggest Environmental Story of 2011" from @NRDC's @OnEarthMag:

Oh, I like the numbers, too, John. I am not just a squishy qualitative type, although I did prefer works of qualitative sociology over the quantitative work. I liked Kai Erikson's Everything in Its Path much better than Emile Durkheim's Suicide. Not that you were calling me squishy, but you were alluding to how you must consider the hard numbers, and I do know that in science numbers matter a great deal. That's why in my PowerPoint you see some numeric calculations about what the gas industry is doing and saying that may be original work in this fracking debate. At least I have never seen them elsewhere. For example, the industry lobby likes to crow about only 0.49% of the fracking fluid being chemicals. Some figures put it as high as 2%. But even 0.49% of a typical hydraulic fracturing job or 4 million gallons is still a lot – 90 tons or so by weight. (The references for ...

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