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Old October 12 2012, 08:18 PM   #220
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Re: Envisioning the world of 2100

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There are already emerging problems with hydraulic fracturing, and while the US has tremendous amounts of coal, coal mining is still a very dirty and dangerous business--not to mention the fact that we blow up mountains to get at it.
What problems have arisen with fracking? So far where it's used it's produced tremendous gains in production, such as the Texas Eagle field and the Bakken Shale, not to mention all the natural gas fields. With it, Poland can probably replace Russia as the new source of European natural gas.
Some pretty severe and potentially catastrophic environmental consequences if it isn't done properly. Which is a shame, because I'm told it is difficult (read "expensive") to do properly.
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