“It is probably political suicide to tell people that they are going to have to consume less energy and lower their lifestyles,” said Dave Hughes. “And that explains why politicians promise the moon.”
Independent studies published over the last few months cast even more serious doubt over the viability of the shale gas boom.
For people concerned about the harmful effects of fracking in the U.S., they should do whatever they can to prevent natural gas companies from exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG). Deborah Rogers—a shale gas industry expert, former investment banker and founder of Energy Policy Forum—underscores the importance of anti-export campaigns. She contends that stopping LNG exports is the most important step citizens can take to prevent shale gas companies from creating even larger industrial fracking zones in their communities.