27 Jun '11, 8pm

Taking sides in the latest natural gas battle

Taking sides in the latest natural gas battle

Sure, it's pretty, but what the frack do we know? Photo: Vermin Inc. The New York Times has been running a series on natural gas , turning an appropriately critical eye toward the utopian claims of today's natural gas boosters. Two of the biggest boosters have been industry analysts and the Energy Information Administration (EIA), but the two latest NYT pieces show that some industry insiders have their doubts , as do some people inside the EIA . I am not an expert on natural gas market dynamics, nor on fracking. Both are complex and confusing topics and from what I've seen most people outside a small circle of researchers and analysts simply adopt whatever position best comports with their ideological commitments. (This is also true of, um, every other issue.) However, my ideological commitments lead me to contradictory and confusing positions toward natural gas, so I'm f...

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