This study done by Yale took the worst case scenario and it stil showed the that Gas from shale drilling has tremendous benefits for the country. Comparing it to importing LNG as was expected, we are saving $150 BILLION per year.
Follow the links to get a PDF of the actual study or read the analysis of it by Forbes magazine.
The conclusion by Forbes; "not even inflated costs associated with unrealistically high incidences of pollution can come close to balancing the societal benefits of the shale gas boom."
The statement that the benefits "OVERWHELMINGLY" outweigh any problems says it all. Excellent read, thanks Jim.
Donna; yes this study is damning to the antis especially since they considered worse case scenarios. coupled with the recent release of a new Duke study showing no fracking fluid ground water contamination it been a good week for the shale gas industry.
But will Nationwide cover flood damages resulting from the sea of Fractivists' Tears to be shed?...... ;-)
This is a good study to use to fight back if you run into any antis or attend any of their events.
I can't believe the Eli's did something right.
Great piece of news. Thanks
Your welcome; wish more people would read it, maybe send copies to local papers or write" Letter to the Editors" about it. We need to fight back!