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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:44 PM

6. I'm familiar with it.

 

I've been in the electric power business for 30 years and natural gas is closely linked. I follow shale gas developments as part of my job.

There is a lot of study work being done on the matter and a lot of conflicting data on the matter. There are a lot of people with agendas presenting one side or the other of the story and leaving out what doesn't fit their purpose. Gasland is in that category. You need to follow closely and read what everyone is saying and draw your own conclusions.

My own opinion is that there are risks with shale gas development, as there are with any energy technology. I believe they are manageable and with proper cementing of the wells and careful; handling of the fracking fluids the risk can be minimized. Particular should be taken in watersheds, avoiding them if possible. In my view the potential benefits far outweigh the risks.

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