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Description:  Unlocking vast reserves of shale gas could solve the energy crisis, the jobs crisis, and the deficit. Now, about fracking’s safety …

Source: Businessweek.com

Date: 11/03/2011

Link:  http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/could-shale-gas-reignite-the-us-economy-11032011.html

Questions for discussion:

Summarize the key points in this report?

  • What are the economic forces at play favoring development of shale gas?
  • What are the forces at play against?
  • Do you believe the industry will be successful in persuading the population and government regulators to allow development to move forward?
  • How can the industry improve its chances for securing permission to develop this resource?

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