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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

NRDC President Calls Fracking "the Most Complicated Thing" She's Encountered

NRDC President Frances Beinecke
From The Hill's E2-Wire:
Beinecke said natural gas played a significant role in dropping United States greenhouse gas emissions to mid-1990s levels last year, as electric utilities burned more natural gas than coal. 
Fracking made that switch possible by driving up natural gas production, causing prices to plummet relative to coal. The drilling technology has led to a U.S. energy boom, but it brings fears of groundwater pollution. 
“Fracking is about the most complicated thing I’ve encountered,” Beinecke told attendees at an annual Rhode Island energy and environment conference hosted by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) at the Capitol.
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