Many countries welcome fracking - a gas extraction technique - as a chance to revolutionize their energy industries. But Germany is skeptical, seeing this relatively new technology as environmentally hazardous. Is it wasting an opportunity to reduce dependency on gas imports?
Cato Institute (Feb. 4, 2013) Hydraulic fracking is controversial, but should it be? Phelim McAleer, director of the film, FrackNation, argues that fracking's critics have vastly overstated their ... watch video
AP (Mar. 11, 2013) In Northern Pennsylvania, natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation is being extracted from deep beneath the ground using fracking. The AP's Lee Powell found drilling rigs wired for remote control ... watch video
CBC (May 17, 2013) Gros Morne National Park's status as a world heritage site may be in jeopardy due to plans for controversial oil exploration on Newfoundland's west coast, CBC News has learned.
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Reuters (Aug. 12, 2013) UK Prime Minister David Cameron has given his unequivocal backing to the divisive "fracking" process used to extract shale gas from rocks, risking angering his party's supporters from more rural ... watch video
Reuters (July 19, 2013) The British government is hoping to create the world's most generous shale tax regime, slashing the tax on income on shale production from 62 percent to 30 percent. It's hoped the incentive will help ... watch video
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