Supporters of hydraulic fracturing see it as a driver of affordable domestic energy that can create jobs. Opponents see a risk to water supplies, ecosystems and human health. This conversation with reporters covering fracking in California and in the US highlights the dangers and potential of the natural gas bonanza. Will California pass a moratorium? Will the Monterey Shale really be developed? Is gas really better than coal?
David Baker, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Abrahm Lustgarten, Reporter, ProPublica