Thursday, March 22, 2012
Greg Palast: US Drops Plan For Extensive Review Of Fracking Natural Gas Extraction
Posted by Nick
Aubrey McClendon, America's second-largest producer of natural gas, has never been afraid of a fight. He has become a billionaire by directing his company, Chesapeake Energy, to blast apart gas-soaked rocks a mile underground and pump the fuel to the surface. "We're the biggest frackers in the world," he declares proudly over a $400 bottle of French Bordeaux at a restaurant he co-owns in his hometown of Oklahoma City. "We frack all the time. What's the big deal?"
Read more: The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind the Gas Boom
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