Audio by title natural_gas_fracking

NATURAL GAS HYDRO-FRACTURING: AN IMPENDING ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Mon, 08/02/2010

Not too long ago North America's natural gas reserves were peaking out and the cost of natural gas began to skyrocket along with petroleum. Then all of a sudden, it seemed, we are being told that we have an almost endless supply of natural gas lying under much of the continent and that natural gas is the answer to our energy future. What we're not being told is that the unconventional process being used to extract this gas—called hydrofracturing—may potentially contaminate a wide swath of watersheds and drinking water systems across the country.

42:30 minutes (38.91 MB)

 

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