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Industry Partner or Industry Puppet?

The process of natural gas extraction known as “fracking” is a subject ripe for sound academic study, given open questions about the risks and benefits of shale gas. Unfortunately, there is growing evidence that the oil and gas industry has made a concerted effort to corrupt this process of academic inquiry. Bibliography: Kevin Connor, Robert …

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The Future of Natural Gas

This study by the MIT Energy Initiative concludes that the environmental risks of fracking are “challenging, but manageable” and pushes for a global natural gas market including increased exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Bibliography: ROBERT C. ARMSTRONG, DANIEL R. COHN, STEPHEN R. CONNORS, JOHN M. DEUTCH, QUDSIA J. EJAZ, JOSEPH S. HEZIR, GORDON M. …

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