The Fracking Boom Could End Way Sooner Than Obama Thinks

Posted by Mike Confino, December 6, 2014

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President Obama is fond of touting America’s vast trove of natural gas—and the energy read: economic growth it can provide—as a reason to support fracking. “Our 100-year supply of natural gas is a big factor in drawing jobs back to our shores,” he told a gathering at Northwestern University in October.You can hear that same optimism about US natural gas production from Democrats, Republicans, and of course, the industry itself. The conviction that America can fuel its economy by churning out massive amounts of natural gas for decades has become a core assumption of national energy policy. But what if it’s wrong?

via The Fracking Boom Could End Way Sooner Than Obama Thinks | Mother Jones.