Despite environmental concerns, shale gas looks like the future of energy

February 21, 2012

While other nations take a wait and see approach, the shale gas boom is zooming forward in the US.  If we combine the abundance of the resource with the proper policy choices (for example, the Zubrin plan for an open transportation fuel mandate), shale gas can completely change the energy landscape.  However, we must be sensitive to the environmental concerns of others and make wise policy choices on the environmental front as well.  Some are wondering whether shale is a false boon and really just a disaster waiting to happen – but it doesn’t have to be that way.  We can serve both the energy and the environmental constituencies if both are willing to give a little to get a little.    This is a time for leadership; unfortunately, in an election year, we are receiving too much demagoguery on both sides.


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