Fracking Causes Great Environmental Damage for Little Long-Lasting Benefit
Fracking Causes Great Environmental Damage for Little Long-Lasting Benefit
By David Hughes/PostCarbon Institute / postcarbon.org
May 24, 2014

"The U.S. is a mature exploration and development province for oil and gas. New technologies of large scale, multistage, hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells have allowed previously inaccessible shale gas and tight oil to reverse the long-standing decline of U.S. oil and gas production. This production growth is important and has provided some breathing room. Nevertheless, the projections by pundits and some 
government agencies that these technologies can provide endless growth heralding a new era of “energy independence,” in which the U.S. will become a substantial net exporter of energy, are entirely unwarranted based on the fundamentals. At the end of the day, fossil fuels are finite and these exuberant forecasts will prove to be extremely difficult or impossible to achieve."  

0.0 ·
0
Featured Pay Per View Films
Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective (2015)
92 min
Within Reach (2013)
87 min
The Economics of Happiness (2011)
65 min
Trending Today
Depression Is a Disease of Civilization: Hunter-Gatherers Hold the Key to the Cure
Sara Burrows13,174 views today ·
15 Easy Things You Can Do to Help When You Feel Like Shit
Maritsa Patrinos3,906 views today ·
Why Some People Resent "Do-Gooders"
Juliana Breines Ph.D.3,427 views today ·
Born Sexy Yesterday: Another Gendered Hollywood Movie Trope That Needs to Die
18 min2,337 views today ·
The Cultural Sickness That Needs to Be Named
Joe Brewer2,176 views today ·
What Happened When One Family Decided to Go Outdoors Three Hours a Day for a Year
Hannah Alexander2,151 views today ·
Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul
4 min1,273 views today ·
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)
David Cain1,234 views today ·
What Does It Take to Start a Worker Co-Op? A Practical Video Guide to Democratizing Our Economy
22 min1,164 views today ·
Load More


Love Films For Action? 

If you feel like you get some value from this library, consider making a donation today. Every little bit helps.

Join us on Facebook
Fracking Causes Great Environmental Damage for Little Long-Lasting Benefit