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Backgrounder: Hydraulic FracturingHeartland Research & Commentary - James M. Taylor, J.D. Heartland Institute
The recent discovery of vast deposits of oil and natural gas trapped in shale rock formations has revolutionized our nation’s short-term, mid-term, and long-term energy outlook. For example, proven natural gas reserves in the United States rose by 40 percent between 2004 and 2009. At the same time, new technological advancements ...