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No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good

Natural gas, touted for its environmental, economic, and national security benefits, is often thought of as the fuel that will "bridge"our transition from oil and coal to renewables. The ability to extract natural gas from shale formations through a method called hydraulic fracturing has unleashed vast, untapped sources-by some estimates, the U.S. now sits on a 100-year supply. But contamination from toxic chemicals used in the fracking process has been the source of increasing health and environmental concerns. Can natural gas be part of a clean energy solution, or is it a dangerous roadblock to a fossil-free future?
For The Motion

Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney at Earthjustice, the world's first and largest nonprofit environmental law firm

Katherine Hudson, Watershed Program Director at Riverkeeper, a watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and protecting the water supply for New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

Against The Motion

Joe Nocera, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Sue Tierney, Managing Principal at Analysis Group, where she specializes in the electric and gas industries.

Friday, August 3, 2012
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