Marcellus Shale, Hydraulic Fracturing, and the E.P.A. : The New Yorker

Marcellus Shale, Hydraulic Fracturing, and the E.P.A. : The New Yorker.

Burning Love

by December 5, 2011

Americans have never met a hydrocarbon they didn’t like. Oil, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, tar-sands oil, coal-bed methane, and coal, which is, mostly, carbon—the country loves them all, not wisely, but too well. To the extent that the United States has an energy policy, it is perhaps best summed up as: if you’ve got it, burn it.

America’s latest hydrocarbon crush is shale gas.

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