Full Title: Why Every Serious Environmentalist Should Favour Fracking
Author(s): Richard A. Muller and Elizabeth A. Muller
Publisher(s): Center for Policy Studies
Publication Date: 12/2013


Description (excerpt): 

  • Environmentalists who oppose the development of shale gas and fracking are making a tragic mistake.
  • Some oppose shale gas because it is a fossil fuel, a source of carbon dioxide. Some are concerned by accounts of the fresh water it needs, by flaming faucets, by leaked “fugitive methane”, by pollution of the ground with fracking fluid and by damaging earthquakes.
  • These concerns are either largely false or can be addressed by appropriate regulation.