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Richard Heinberg Launches Community Engagement Model of Publishing, Fights Big OilPublished by Post Carbon Institute on 2013-03-18
Original article: http://igg.me/at/snakeoil by Richard Heinberg
HELP US EXPOSE BIG OIL'S LIES & QUITE POSSIBLY SAVE THE WORLD.
We’re being told that – thanks to technological advances like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – the US is undergoing an energy revolution, leading us in a few short years to become once again the world’s biggest oil producer and an exporter of natural gas. According to the Oil & Gas Industry and their proponents, “fracking” will provide the US with energy security, low energy prices for the foreseeable future, more than a million jobs, and economic growth. And they tell us that we can frack our way to independence without hurting the environment.
Pardon our French, but this is complete bullshit. The energy abundance of the so-called "Shale Revolution" will be short-lived, while the environmental, economic and societal costs of this drilling frenzy will last for generations.
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